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Ms. Madeleine Milburn

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair

London W1J 7QF



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Website: madeleinemilburn.co.uk/

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E-Mail: Yes

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from annaupt
Apr 20, 2021 7:19 pm


EQ 4/19/21
Nudge after other full request 4/20/21

Literary 102k
from jdruffin
Apr 05, 2021 5:20 pm


EQ: 4/5/21

Fantasy 78k
from MsSarajevo
Mar 29, 2021 11:40 am


EQ Jan 19
Full request (with enthusiastic note from her assistant, Georgia) Jan 21
Rejection from assistant Feb 12

Reached out on May 1 and asked if she'd be willing to read a significantly revised manuscript. She said yes! Re-submitted May 4.

Nudged March 28, 2021 Georgia replied March 29 with rejection.

Upmarket commercial fiction, 92,000 words (revised is 101,000 words)
from cmg436
Mar 01, 2021 3:39 pm


EQ: 24Jan2021 73K literary fiction
Update: 11Feb2021: As requested on their sub page, I've let the agency know of other full requests.
Nudge: 25Feb2021: nudge with offer from another agent.
CNR: 1Mar2021
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:40 am


Submitted fantasy/crime June 2020. Never heard back.
from lisangus
Feb 17, 2021 12:31 pm


re cmg436's comment - Thanks: I hadn't noted that the agency says they want to be notified if other agents request the full manuscript.
That provides an opportunity for an early nudge! I too have now (Feb 17) let Madeleine know I've had requests (none of which have yet responded further, BTW).[71k suspense.]
from RHecksher
Jan 12, 2021 3:22 pm


01/11/2021 - Query Sent
MG - 45K Adventure
from GreenGrape
Jan 05, 2021 10:55 am


Queried in Dec and didn’t get an automated response... anyone else??
from M_Heck
Nov 20, 2020 11:24 am


32 day CNR
from lindsaysmith818
Oct 11, 2020 8:47 pm


EQ 10/11/20
New Adult Fiction 50k
from AMWalters
Aug 10, 2020 8:34 am


EQ: July 23
CNR: August 10th

Seems she responds quickly if interested, so putting this down as a no go.
from javalon14
May 05, 2020 11:10 am


EQ 5/1/2020
Nudged on request for full from another agent (as their site and email request) 5/5/2020

Lit Fic 113k

For those interested (like a previous poster mentioned), it doesn't say on the website if no answer means no, but my automated response to confirm receipt says the following: "If you have not heard from us within twelve weeks, please take this to mean that we are no longer considering representation."

It doesn't clarify their lack of information on whether you can query another at the agency if one passes, but I'm going to assume I can unless they tell me otherwise. If I get an update on that, I'll let y'all know.
from EverAfter
Feb 12, 2020 10:22 am


YA gothic horror/fairy tale retelling 52k
EQ: 1-30-20
CNR at 13 days (she seems to respond within a few days if interested): 2-12-20
from kateanderwrites
Jan 30, 2020 10:07 am


Are they a no response means no agency? And do they allow you to query another agent at the agency if the first one passes? I can’t find that info.
from baileynb9
Jan 28, 2020 12:19 pm


EQ Jan 22 100k crime
Jan 22 automatic confirmation of query requesting that authors contact them if another agent requests a full manuscript
Jan 25 emailed to let them know another agent requested my full manuscript

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