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Ms. Danielle Burby

Mad Woman Literary Agency

New York, NY



Website: www.madwomanliterary.com

Twitter: danielleburby

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from jimjomjamie
Jun 07, 2022 1:33 pm


Form Query - 4/4/22
Full Request - 5/23/22, sent same day
She has a high request rate and my opening pages changed from the initial query so my hopes aren't high for this one but I have so much respect for this agent and her clients I can't help but hope a little bit!

**6/7/22 - She sent an email updating that she is still considering material but won't get to it immediately because of her wedding & honeymoon; said to expect a response by "end of summer at the absolute latest." Can I just say, even if/when she rejects me, I'm obsessed with this level of courtesy, communication, and openness. Really really great vibes from Danielle, she seems like a great agent to work with on all fronts.
from Rajani
Jun 01, 2022 6:24 am


Ms Burby tweeted this today:
'...I’m still working through requested materials from my last opening and am getting married in three weeks and then going on my honeymoon...
One of the personal values I hold is that every query and everything I request deserves a response, which is of course more time consuming than a policy of ‘no response means a pass.'
from adr900
May 25, 2022 1:23 pm


FQ 4/13/22
Full request 5/23/22 Sent: 5/25/22

YA historical fantasy, 93k

It looks like her request rate is around 14% but she hasn't signed anyone in a year so I'm trying to manage expectations.
from aine2967
Apr 25, 2022 4:22 am


does anyone know what her max time is? You know the way some agents say that if you haven't received a reply by a certain time limit to count it as a rejection
from sara_gilbert_writes
Apr 20, 2022 2:49 pm


FQ: 3/23
Full Request: 4/19 sent same day

Con YA 59k
from xabiso21
Apr 20, 2022 10:15 am


FQ: 25/03/2022
Full Request: 19/04/2022; Full sent: 20/04/2022

YA Urban Fantasy Romance 78k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 16, 2022 10:22 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks LUV4NA
from LUV4NA
Apr 16, 2022 7:04 am


Patrick, she's closed to queries
from A_M_Smith
Apr 04, 2022 9:56 am


Form Query: 2/17/22
Full Request: 3/10/22
Manuscript Sent: 3/11/22
Received a revise and submit from another agent. Sent a message on 3/14/22 asking if she'd liked the revised manuscript, but never got a response.
Rejection 4/4/22
She said I'm a strong writer with an engaging voice but had a hard time seeing how she would position the story to break out in the crowded market.
YA Fantasy 87K
from bcunliff
Mar 30, 2022 4:01 pm


FQ on 2/15, Full Request on 3/8,
Kind, Personalized Rejection on 3/30

Danielle was so warm, professional, and prompt, and her feedback was useful and clear. Absolutely one to query, would have been a privilege to work with her!
from ejdhanda
Mar 28, 2022 4:33 pm


FQ: 2/15/22
FRq!: 3/8/22 (sent same day)
kind & personalized rejection: 3/28/22

60k YA Fantasy

Danielle had wonderful feedback and seems amazing to work with, I'll definitely be querying her again in the future!
from writingbubbly
Mar 28, 2022 3:54 pm


FQ: 3/8/2022
ER: 3/28/2022
MG Fantasy 39k
from jennadevillier
Mar 28, 2022 11:31 am


FQ: 2/15
Full request: 3/8 (sent same day)
ER: 3/28

89k YA Fantasy
from Crystalee
Mar 27, 2022 11:25 am


Email query March 1, 2022
Full Request 25/03/22
This was my first and last batch of queries because with everything going on now I was hopeless it would interest anyone so it was a nice surprise. Anyway, bracing myself for disappointment so if it comes the blow won't be so hard.
from ItalicsTheGreat
Mar 24, 2022 11:07 am


2/15/22 - Query Submitted
3/9/22 - Full Request (Submitted same day)
3/24/22 - Kind rejection with a line or two of personalized feedback. I appreciated her fast response & her encouragement, despite the rejection. I'd definitely query her again with another project.

MG Contemporary Fantasy 64k

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