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Mr. Robert Kirby

United Agents, LLP

12-26 Lexington Street

London W1F OLE



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Website: www.unitedagents.co.uk/rkirbyunitedagentscouk

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from davegoodman
Sep 16, 2021 1:31 am


Email query - 16/09/2021 - SF, 105k
from davegoodman
Sep 15, 2021 11:36 am


The submission methods on this agent's entry are incorrect - he does not accept postal submissions and prefers emails to his assistant.
from DrAshleyNova
Mar 09, 2021 10:56 am


Originally queried back in November 2020, but I hit bad luck with out of office replies. Followed up 2021/03/09 with assistant Kate, and decided to withdraw the original submission and send revised material.
from beckybosshart
Oct 13, 2020 2:55 pm


Emailed assistant Kate--likely got a form rejection, it's a blur
from PortiaDe
Nov 20, 2019 11:57 am


EQ 3 November 2019
ER 20 November 2019
Adult Historical Fantasy 81,000

Form rejection: "...he doesn’t feel that he could successfully represent it for you, and so won’t ask to see the rest of the typescript. He is taking on so few new clients at the moment, he needs to feel completely committed to a project in order to take it further.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 15, 2019 11:10 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from KristenH
Nov 11, 2018 7:04 am


EQ 9/3/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 9/12/18 (Passed from Kate--same rejection as below)

11/11/18: EQ 11/2/18 (Requery Chain Reaction to Kate Walsh)
ER 11/6/18 (Passed from Kate--no new clients.) He's off my list for now.
from cmg436
Jul 20, 2018 4:18 pm


EQ 26 Jun 2018
ER 17 Jul 2018

Friendly rejection from his assistant, doesn't think he could successfully represent novel, taking on few clients.
from Zooks3
Jun 15, 2018 12:37 pm


4/12/18 EQ re: JM
6/15/18: CNR
from KristenH
Jun 05, 2018 4:16 pm


EQ 4/27/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 4/30/18 (Passed--not good fit)

6/5/18: EQ 5/25/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/5/18 (Passed--doesn't think he couldn't sell it well)
from KristenH
Mar 15, 2018 4:05 pm


EQ 1/24/18 (Venom)
ER 3/15/18 (Passed from Kate--not confident to rep it successfully, taking on few new clients.)
from Alikiwi
Jun 09, 2015 11:25 am


Not currently taking anyone (December 2014)
from Soundwave
Feb 13, 2014 7:51 am


EQ 11/16/13
Synopsis & MS request 2/12/14
from richcapo
Jun 25, 2012 11:47 am


Mr. Kirby is closed to fiction per response email: "Robert is currently focussing on nonfiction projects so is not taking on any fiction."
from Jillik
Dec 10, 2009 10:19 am


I used the one on here - and thanks - I have my fingers crossed!

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