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Ms. Katherine Wessbecher

Bradford Literary Agency

5694 Mission Center Rd. #347

San Diego, CA 92108



Website: bradfordlit.com/

Twitter: KatWessbecher

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from purpleteacher111
Nov 16, 2020 9:09 pm


Form Query: 10/29/2020
Form Rejection: 11/16/2020

Upper Middle Grade Magical Realism/Fantasy 52k
from noldorian
Nov 16, 2020 12:48 pm


Wolfangel4788, there is a place on QueryManager where you can leave the agent a message. There are three options: nudge with offer, withdraw submission, and a general message (probably separated for priority). I left a general message to nudge and she was fairly prompt in replying.
from Wolfangel4788
Nov 16, 2020 5:22 am


How do you give an agent a nudge after doing an online form?
from Vanesssm1
Nov 07, 2020 3:10 pm


FQ 11/7/2020

YA Historical Fiction 61.5 K
from noldorian
Nov 06, 2020 3:48 pm


11/6, a rejection on the full. Her email was very kind and said what she liked about the manuscript but didn’t have the vision to find it a publisher. Disappointing, as she seems a lovely person to work with.
Full request on 10/7 (!!!) after a nudge on 10/5
EQ: 7/28
from jwparente13
Oct 27, 2020 4:36 pm


Form Q - 9/12/20
Rejection (personalized) - 10/27/20

Subbed to Katherine after she made a pass on the last secret agent contest on Miss Snark's First Victim blog. Rejection was super kind, stated she remembered my submission, loved the changes, but ultimately didn't connect strongly enough. I'll take it as a win.

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from AliciaBaskel
Oct 26, 2020 9:51 pm


Picture Book: Form rejection after 19 days.
from zbedee
Oct 26, 2020 12:20 pm


Form rejection, but kind. 18 day turn-around
from bakerwordnerd
Oct 09, 2020 7:47 am


EQ 09/24 Literary Fiction 118k
Form Rejection 10/9
from sleepymillennial
Oct 08, 2020 11:57 am


EQ: 9/26/2020
ER: 10/8/2020
71K YA Urban Fantasy
Form rejection (?), said it wasn't a right fit for her list.
from kbwriter
Oct 02, 2020 11:51 am


EQ: 09-18-2020
Rejected: 10-02-2020
Picture book
Kind note
from vivianwolkoff
Oct 01, 2020 7:01 pm


EQ: 09/15/2020
ER: 10/01/2020
MG mystery adventure
from jennaqueries
Sep 30, 2020 2:50 pm


EQ: 9/30/2020


YA Fantasy 93K
from MarshmallowBard
Sep 30, 2020 12:32 pm


Form Query: 9-11-20
Rejected: 9-30-20
from NHWriter_bipoc_she_her
Sep 24, 2020 12:29 pm


@noldorian she has answered almost everyone above and below my query. I'm assuming she is still deciding on mine? (hopefully). If you look at her query stats to the right of this page, where it tells the age of your query, it looks like she takes a lot longer to say yes than she does to say no. On my end I see 17 days to reject and 37 days to accept. Agency says response times is around 8 weeks, but I'd double that to 16 weeks due to covid-19 before I'd equal a non-response to a rejection. My 2 cents!
ADDING: 2 hours after this note, she sent my rejection form! Maybe they keep track of the notes we post on their profiles or just a coincidence. I'm always happy one way or another to get closure on a query.

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