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Ms. Suzanne Brandreth

The Cooke Agency

75 Sherbourne St., Suite 501

Toronto, ON M5A 2P9



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Website: www.cookeagency.ca/

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 13, 2017 8:51 am


Profile Update: This agency is merging with the McDermid Agency to form Cooke McDermid. Profile will be updated as details become known.
from FGeiger
Dec 11, 2016 8:45 am


EQ 75000word fiction Black Girls Don't Get Hickeys
from tsigone
Oct 02, 2015 12:56 pm


EQ: July 30, 2015 Addiction Memoir
Request for full: Aug 13, 2015
ER: Oct 1 Addiction memoir
We have carefully considered your submission. I’m afraid that we are not enthusiastic enough about your query to pursue it further. Because of changes in the marketplace we are taking on few clients right now, and as such have to be very selective about the projects we do sign
from StephanieTRoss
Sep 11, 2015 8:16 pm


#PitMad request: Sept. 10
EQ sent: Sept. 11
from phyllo
Oct 08, 2014 3:09 pm


I recently submitted and haven`t heard back (got an acknowledgement of receipt).

Just checked Data Explorer on her: the last request she made was in 2009. That`s right; FIVE years ago! And she`s failed to reply to about 95 out of 100 queries over those years.

Lesson learned: check the data explorer first so as not to waste time. Plus there ought to be some way to flag an agent who is a complete non-responder year after year just so others are aware.
from Odie8654
Apr 06, 2013 10:20 pm


4/6/13 Sent EQ +4 pgs. Tell Me My Name
from Zooks3
Apr 27, 2012 3:51 pm


4/27/12 - EQ re: DATDI - rec'd email acknowledging receipt of query
6/6/12 - C/NR
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 24, 2011 1:03 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries via email.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 21, 2010 8:23 pm


Penang, It says at the top of the page,

"We are not currently accepting queries and submissions except by invitation or referral."
from Penang
Aug 21, 2010 2:47 pm


Their website says nothing about not accepting queries through email. Only that they don't take snail mail queries
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 20, 2010 1:34 pm


Profile Update: Not accepting queries.

(Thanks SeanMurray)
from SeanMurray
Apr 20, 2010 8:04 am


Per website:

We are not currently accepting

queries and submissions except by

invitation or referral.
from MollyZ
Aug 01, 2009 12:00 am


Had an offer of representation which turned into two. I alerted everyone with material on 7/24 and asked for a decision by July 31st. Elizabeth said she'd "check in with the agent" with my manuscript but then I never heard anything after that.

8/3 - Heard back today, 3 days after my requested deadline with a pleasant rejection about not being able to offer representation but congrats on finding representation elsewhere.
from MollyZ
Jun 30, 2009 12:00 am


e-query to submissions@cookeagency.ca on 6/25
request for partial 6/30 from Rachel Griffin who seems to be their submissions coordinator. The web site mentions it's okay to email her directly when sending e-queries:

"If you wish to submit by email, please begin with an email query only — no attachments. We will then invite you to send further material. Please note that due to the very large number of email queries we receive, we do not respond to email queries unless we intend to further consider your work. We suggest you include "Author Query" in the subject line to get around the spam filter. Email queries should be directed to Elizabeth Griffin at egriffin@cookeagency.ca."

from Patrick (admin)
Jun 22, 2009 12:00 am


This agent reviewed her profile and updated her genres of interest.

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