Fun Facts about Susan Hawk

  • December 19, 2022

Meet one of the agents attending the 2023 Washington Writers Conference!

Fun Facts about Susan Hawk

Susan Hawk is one of the many agents who’ll be taking pitches at the 2023 Washington Writers Conference. Here are some things to know about her:

  • Susan, a returnee to the conference, represents children’s, middle grade, picture books, and young adult.
  • The name of her agency, Upstart Crow Literary, comes from a 1592 insult slung at a young Shakespeare by a more established, less successful playwright.
  • She says, “I’m looking for something that makes me laugh out loud, I’m a sucker for bittersweet, and I can’t resist a character that comes to understand how perfectly imperfect the world is.”
  • Susan’s manuscript wish list includes “literary, smart, intense YA that is about more than romance.” (Read more about her list here.)

Have a project you’d like to pitch to Susan or another outstanding agent at the conference? Register by Dec. 31st at the Super-Early-Bird Rate, and you’ll be guaranteed four one-on-one agent pitches. After that, it’s three.

The 2023 Washington Writers Conference happens May 12-13 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. Learn more here.

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