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Ms. Caroline Sheldon

Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency

71 Hillgate Place

London W8 7SS



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Website: www.carolinesheldon.co.uk/

Twitter: carolineagent

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from swatithegeek
Oct 26, 2018 11:27 am


EQ: 09/27/18
ER: 10/26/18, form letter

"Thank you for your email and the material which we enjoyed. As a small agency we take on very few of the many writers and illustrators who approach us each year and, having considered your work, we do not feel we could add you to our list.
We wish you success with your proposal with another agent or publisher and would encourage you to seek a broad range of opinions.
Unfortunately, the sheer volume of manuscripts coming into this office prevents us from providing you with a more detailed and personal response.
With all best wishes,
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency"

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from ln2018
Oct 11, 2018 5:42 am


EQ 10th Sep
ER 11th Oct
Polite form letter
from shewrites
Oct 25, 2017 11:37 am


I got rejected twice from this agency (for the same query, which I only sent once!) Have to wonder if they even looked at it!
from QuestSeeker
Sep 21, 2017 2:59 am


EQ: August 30, 2017
Form R: September 20, 2017

89k YA Fantasy
from jaustail
Aug 21, 2017 8:37 am


EQ: 18th July 2017
ER: 21st August 2017
Space Opera
from kerrytaylor776
Jan 18, 2017 6:33 am


Sent on the 12/10/2016 - women's fiction.
Rejected on the 1/18/2017
Thank you for your email and the material which we enjoyed looking at. As a small agency we take on very few of the many writers and illustrators who approach us each year and, having considered your work, we do not feel we could add you to our list. We are only able to give a limited amount of time to each submission so do please continue to try other agents and publishers who may see something we’ve missed.

I’m afraid that the sheer volume of manuscripts coming into this office prevents us from providing you with a more detailed and personal response.

With all best wishes,

Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency
from Earthling
Feb 10, 2016 5:51 am


I got sent the wrong form letter, which was quite funny. In response to a query only, I got a rejection for a full manuscript describing it as a near miss.
from jancoates
Nov 12, 2015 10:07 am


Personalized ER (after a month) - complimentary and described it as a "near miss." Onward...
from vampyre1979
Jul 19, 2014 8:36 am


EQ to Penny Holroyde 21st May 2014
ER 13th June 2014
from qheventer
Feb 22, 2013 9:19 am


EQ: 2/22/2013 & Reject same day
Same response as previous comment from 2012
Children's 1,946 words
from tkfoster
Aug 14, 2012 3:38 am


EQ: 27 June 2012
Form Rejection: 14 August 2012

As a small agency we take on very few of the many writers who approach us each year and, having reviewed your work, we do not feel we can effectively represent you.
from Lannie
May 14, 2009 12:00 am


Updated address:

Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency, 71 Hillgate Place, London W8 7SS.

I submitted via e-mail to Ms. Penny Holroyde.
from Saau_Hatshepsut
Aug 16, 2008 12:00 am


Genres are fiction and non-fiction, and from what I can see there's a heavy emphasis on children's books.
Fiction includes: women's fiction, sagas, suspense, contemporary, chick lit, historical fiction, fantasy, and comic novels.
Non-fiction includes: true life stories, memoirs, humour, quirky and animal interest.

Suggests snail mail instead of email for debut authors.

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