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Ms. Sarah LaPolla

Bradford Literary Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: sarahlapolla

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from AuthorTeacherkl
Oct 13, 2017 12:00 pm

EQ: 9/14/17 (5 pp.)
ER: 10/13/17 -- form

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from bestseller1980
Oct 09, 2017 10:46 am

10/4/17: EQ + 10 pages (#DVpit Request)
10/8/17: FR
10/9/17: Email confirmation of receipt with expected response time of 4-6 weeks.

YA Contemporary
from LightofBeauty
Sep 29, 2017 3:36 pm

EQ: 9/12 (for #MSWL day)

ER: 9/29

Basic form rejection, same language as so many other agents ("after careful review" "subjective industry" etc.)

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to read your submission.

Unfortunately, after careful review, I have decided to pass on this? ?
project.? ?
This industry is incredibly subjective, and there are many agencies out there with many different ?tastes.
It is for this reason that I? ?
strongly encourage you to keep submitting elsewhere in the hopes of finding? ?
an agent who will be an enthusiastic champion for you and your work.

I wish? ?
you all the very best of luck and success with your? ?


from Kaiodem
Sep 26, 2017 9:40 am

EQ: 9/26/17

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from SusDaw2
Sep 10, 2017 12:18 pm

Thanks, Patrick!
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 10, 2017 11:31 am

SusDaw2, she stated on her twitter account that she was open.
from SusDaw2
Sep 10, 2017 9:30 am

The Bradford Lit website says Sarah is closed to queries until October 1. Does anyone know if this changed?
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 08, 2017 12:24 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from jhunny
Sep 08, 2017 10:40 am

@BiaDeBia I sent a query yesterday and as of today, no automatic receipt.
from BlaDeBla
Sep 07, 2017 6:38 pm

Just wondering: Do you receive an automated receipt when sending your query submission to Sarah?

from Bethany_M
Jul 27, 2017 2:09 pm

EQ: 9/6/2016
FR: 9/22/2016
R&R: 11/14/2016
Returned: 06/12/2017
Offer: 07/27/2017
from karenleespree
Jul 22, 2017 11:21 am

EQ: 6/26 YA
ER: 7/17 form.
from maitley79
Jul 21, 2017 7:35 am

EQ: 6/29/17 (MG Contemporary)
ER (Form): 7/20/17
from AlexandraAlizzi
Jul 20, 2017 2:05 pm

EQ: 6/29/17
ER: 7/20/17

YA Sci-Fi 98K
from JLL0032
Jul 06, 2017 4:29 pm

EQ: 4/26/17 #DVpit request
Full request 4/27/17!!!
ER: 7/6/17

Adult Urban Fantasy 91K

Lovely rejection, but my writing wasn't strong enough. Back to the drawing board with this one, I'm afraid...

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