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Ms. Martha Millard

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006



Website: sll.com

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Aug 25, 2018 6:11 pm


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website. Probably retired as mentioned by virtualzelly below.

from virtualzelly
Aug 20, 2018 1:25 pm


There was a tweet from her client William Gibson that Ms. Millard announced her retirement on August 15th. I'm seriously bummed to hear it.
from LauraChilibeck
Aug 13, 2018 11:04 pm


Quick rejection:
Thank you for your query. I have reviewed the material you sent and can’t offer to help. I wish you all the best for success finding the right home for your work.
from billricardi
Aug 03, 2018 4:31 am


Query window has ended. No reply from agent.
Closing query.
Self publishing 'Rhythm' - YA Urban Fantasy.
from jmrydzon
Aug 02, 2018 12:36 pm


8/2/18 Did anyone get a black screen after pressing "submit" on the form? Did you receive an auto email saying your query was received? I didn't and I'm not sure mine went through.
from susanjett
Jul 30, 2018 9:50 am


EQ 7-27-18
ER 7-30-18

Adult SF
from Nycteris
Jul 09, 2018 8:34 am


EQ 07/07/2018
ER 09/07/2018

Adult speculative fiction, 95k
from Bmann78
Jun 27, 2018 10:41 am


EQ 6/27 @ 11:02
FR 6/27 @ 11:07

"I have reviewed the material you sent and can’t offer to help. I do wish you all the very best for success in finding the right home for your work."

Must be a pretty awesome agent if she's able to read a synopsis and three chapters in four minutes. Quickest rejection to date, likely of any author lol.
from Watchdog
Jun 17, 2018 8:07 pm


EQ 6/8
ER 6/11

"Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your material and can’t offer to help even though your plot sounds intriguing. Good luck finding the right home for your work."

YA Contemporary 63K
from brandonmc87
Jun 11, 2018 2:28 pm


EQ 4/21/18
ER 6/11/18

100k Adult Dark Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 20, 2018 5:51 pm


Thanks aus10phile
from aus10phile
Apr 17, 2018 9:05 am


Looks like her agency now has an online form for submissions that you can use in addition to snail mail.
from KristenH
Mar 27, 2018 4:17 pm


SQ 3/13/18 (Venom)
SR 3/27/18 (Passed--not for her.)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2018 10:49 am


sarahhawley, I received an email from Ms. Millard in November of 2017 stating that she was not accepting queries via email.
from 306sefira
Jan 02, 2018 11:30 am


EQ: 11/27/17
Full Request: 12/5/17
103K Adult Fantasy
Update: 1/3/17 She had said it might take "a week to ten days to read". I thought that was kind of an unreasonable expectation to set, but I haven't heard anything. Was nice to get the full request, but now just waiting.

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