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Mr. Peter Buckman

The Ampersand Agency

Ryman's Cottages, Little Tew

Oxfordshire OX7 4JJ



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Website: www.theampersandagency.co.uk

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Anvilauthor
Nov 29, 2022 4:17 am


92k Historical fiction. Rejection within a month
from nicholelouise
Nov 05, 2022 6:16 pm


EQ: 10/9/22 Historical Fiction 138k
Form rejection - 10/31/22
from OPKiwi
Jun 21, 2021 12:16 pm


EQ 05/28
ER 06/21
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:00 am


Submitted Feb 2021. Rejection from Peter was complimentary about my writing but said he didn't think they'd be able to find me a commercial publisher in these uncertain times.
from Dreenawriting
Oct 28, 2020 6:48 am


EQ: 28.10.20
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
100k
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!)

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