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Curtis Brown Group, Ltd.

Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,

London SW1Y 4SP


Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Marlenag
Mar 01, 2017 11:44 am

As someone pointed out, as soon as you send a query they add you to their mailing list and send you sales pitches and ads for their writing courses.
To me personally, when a literary agency tries to sell you things they immediately lose credibility. So I find this agency's approach fishy and unprofessional.
from alibryn
Nov 15, 2016 5:49 am

After 56 days, received the kindest and most encouraging rejection letter ever, from Alice Lutyens. Simultaneously the best, and the worst rejection I've ever received (because she was so complimentary, but didn't feel she has enough experience working with fantasy). Best of luck to anyone who queries her. She seems incredibly caring.
from cassclarke
Oct 25, 2016 3:54 pm

10/25: EQ
10/25: FR
Jul 24, 2016 6:45 am

Acknowledged receipt of Query letter
from HarlanFielding
Jun 11, 2016 3:33 pm

Received a full request on 3/26 (went to my spam folder, so make sure to check that).

100,000 word adult thriller.
from tone_milazzo
Apr 25, 2016 12:05 pm

Warning: If you query they'll add you to their mailing list and try to sell you novel writing courses.
from tone_milazzo
Feb 06, 2016 1:21 pm

When they promise a quick turn-around they aren't kidding. I got my rejection within 4 work days.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 02, 2014 8:23 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks QuillScribe)
from QuillScribe
Aug 29, 2014 8:03 am

They are open to queries, according to their website and have an online form. I submitted to and received a response from Sheila Crowley.
from newbie1
Aug 17, 2014 8:59 pm

Patrick: Curtis Brown UK's website says they're open for queries through Curtis Brown Creative. Curtis Brown Creative has a list of great agents and a form to fill out at
from Thulsa_doom
Jul 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Multiple-person form. Sadly, it seems it is only a scam to send "Curtis Brown Creative" solicitations to the hapless writer.
from Alocin
Jan 30, 2014 4:14 am

Same here; I thought this was a personalised letter, only to discover it was a form :(

'Thank you for sending us XXXX and for giving us the opportunity to consider your work.

We enjoyed reading these sample chapters, which stood out from the many we
receive. Ultimately, though, we didn't feel strongly enough to take the
project further, and therefore I'm afraid we are not able to offer you
representation. This is of course an entirely subjective response, and I
encourage you to continue with this project, and wish you every success with
your writing.

With kind regards,'
from calluna
Sep 13, 2013 11:51 am

EQ- 8/14
ER- 9/13 Thought to be personalized, but it was a form.

"Thank you for sending us XXXX and for giving us the opportunity to
consider your work.

While we really enjoyed reading your work, which stood out from the many we
receive, we couldn't find an agent here who felt strongly enough to take it
further and therefore we are afraid we are not able to offer you
representation for this project.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your material and we
wish you every success with your writing."
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 24, 2010 6:58 pm

Closed to queries.

(Thanks Seaking)
from Seaking
Sep 23, 2010 3:07 pm

Curtis Brown closed to submissions as per their response 23/09/10 to my query.

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