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Mr. Peter Buckman

The Ampersand Agency

Ryman's Cottages, Little Tew

Oxfordshire OX7 4JJ

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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from thoyem
Mar 23, 2020 11:59 am

Finished, professionally edited, 103,400-word historical novel. Slightly niche.
EQ: 23 March 2020
from ScotCAS
Feb 17, 2020 10:04 am

A very nice, complimentary rejection in a week. Pity, I would love to have worked with him.
from KristenH
Oct 26, 2019 10:24 am

EQ 4/11/18 (Venom)
ER 4/26/18 (Passed--not suitable for them)

EQ 5/21/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 6/6/18 (Passed--not suitable for them)

9/5/15: EQ 8/24/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/7/18 (Passed--same as above)

10/26/19: EQ 8/14/19 (Requery Venom)
ER 10/14/19 (Passed via nudge--no unagented US agents)
from snowcrocus
Mar 03, 2017 8:44 am

Attention Anne-Marie Doulton
from kerrytaylor776
Dec 28, 2016 4:36 am

Rejected after 16 days:

Thank you for sending this material, but it isn't suitable for us.

I’m sorry to disappoint, and wish you luck with your future writing.
from Tench1
Nov 04, 2015 3:32 am

EQ 10/20/2015

ER 11/4/2015

literary fiction 126k, form rejection.
from diggergate
Feb 01, 2015 2:21 am

EQ: 11/11/14
CNR: 02/01/15

SF/Fantasy crossover
from sam123
Jan 25, 2015 8:20 pm

EQ (Jamie Cowen): 1/26

Adult fantasy
from mojojojoe13
Aug 08, 2014 3:05 am

Queried on the 21st July.
Rejection on the 8th August.

"Thank you for sending us this material which we have now considered, but I'm afraid it isn't suitable for us.

I'm sorry to disappoint, and wish you luck with your future writing."
from Thulsa_doom
Apr 11, 2014 5:44 am

Commenting on this one as I am querying Jamie Cowen from the Ampersand Agency - he takes Fantasy and SF. (As a member of the Commonwealth I'm ok to query them!)
from Chessie
Jan 20, 2011 4:06 pm

"Please note: we will not consider unpublished authors based in the USA, as in our experience an American writer needs an American publisher on board before British editors will take notice."

This is from the agency website, dated today, Jan 20, 2011.
from ianmiller
Nov 20, 2010 4:00 pm

Rejection: "Thank you for your message, but I'm afraid we can't help you as we're not taking on new clients at present. Good luck anyway.

Peter Buckman"

His website says he is trying out e-queries. One wonders why with this policy.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 17, 2010 3:54 pm

Updated genres.

(Thanks t_tibke)
from t_tibke
Nov 16, 2010 12:06 pm

Genre's aren't updated here on querytracker. See below for work acceptance:

What are we looking for? Literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Contemporary and historical novels, crime, thrillers, women’s fiction, memoirs, history, biography, cookery – anything that’s well written except poetry, illustrated children’s books, fantasy, horror, or science fiction. We only handle play, film and tv scripts by our established clients.

from writergirl2032
Sep 30, 2010 12:38 pm

Sent a query in for supernatural thriller on 9/28 and recieved this on 9/29:

"Thank you for your message, but I'm afraid we can't help you as we don't handle fantasy, and we're not taking on new clients at present. Good luck anyway."

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