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Ms. Josephine Hayes

The Blair Partnership

34-42 Cleveland Street

London W1T4JE

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Twitter: josephine_hayes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from madchick
Oct 02, 2020 5:35 am

Looks like I was "lucky" to get a rejection as she doesn't seem to respond to many queries. The submission guidelines were vague, so I kept the query letter as requested - a one line elevator pitch, housekeeping, I added one sentence on where I am based vs my nationality (not requested but replaced a line about no competitions won). No further details added about the project. I wasn't sure if I wasn't providing enough information in the letter (I submitted the requested materials, of course), but it got a response.

Form rejection

Thanks for sending me your work. It’s an interesting concept – but I’m sorry to say I just didn’t completely fall in love with it.

I think you’ve got something, but I’m just not sure your writing is quite right for me. Reading is so personal and somehow it’s just not clicking with me in the way I’d need it to if we were to consider representation. I’m sorry not to be of more help but as you know we are a relatively small agency and thus limited in the number of new clients we can take on. For this reason we really are super-selective and only sign up those authors whose work we feel most passionately about. As you can imagine, there isn’t a vast number of those – which is what makes it a good filter for us – but it does also mean that there are talented authors such as yourself who we just can’t take on.

I do wish you all the very best with placing your writing elsewhere, and for the future long-term success of it.
from CRogers
Sep 15, 2020 2:51 pm

Email Query: 9/15/20

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 08, 2020 12:39 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks Khaleesi
from Khaleesi
Sep 08, 2020 9:21 am

@Patrick per her twitter and the agent website, Josephine is open to queries again!
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 31, 2020 7:32 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks madchick
from madchick
Jul 31, 2020 12:05 pm

She's currently on maternity leave
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 11, 2019 10:23 am

Profile Update: New email address.
from PolinaGaneva
Aug 10, 2019 10:42 am

EQ: 10/08/2019

YA Fantasy, 93k
from MeganAScott
Jul 03, 2019 8:59 am

QUERIED: 28 JUNE 2019 @ 0:33 UK time
Full Request: 3 JULY 2019 @10:25 UK time

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