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Ms. Martha Millard

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006



Website: sll.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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.
from sarahh
Dec 29, 2017 6:37 pm


I see on AAR that she accepts email queries--can anyone confirm? Did you include the synopsis and first three chapters, as the SLL site suggests for snail mail?
from LightofBeauty
Oct 24, 2017 10:11 am


EQ: 10/23
ER: 10/24

Not sure if it was a form, doesn't seem to be. Just a simple 1-2 sentence reply from her, not from an assistant:

"Thank you for your query. I can’t help, but I do wish you all the best for success with your work."

I was surprised she herself responded at all because it's kinda confusing that even though this agency accepts snail mail only, there's at least 3 of their agents that are exceptions.
from 22niel
Oct 17, 2017 2:05 pm


EQ: 10/17
ER: 10/17 (less than an hour later)
from sp00ky
Aug 03, 2017 5:34 pm


EQ: 8/02
ER: 8/03 (from an intern)
from DinaHaynes
Apr 20, 2017 2:11 pm


EQ: 4/20/2017

Contemporary Ro 85K
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 28, 2017 5:40 pm


stargrey, her AAR profile (Association of Author's Representatives) does say she accepts email queries. You can find the link on the "Main" tab.

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