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Ms. Danielle Burby

Mad Woman Literary Agency

New York, NY


Twitter: danielleburby

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from Jlillie
Nov 23, 2022 8:57 am

Query sent 4/6
Full request 4/23
Rejection 9/9

I've gotten many full requests over the years from her and they're all form rejections.
from aidensio
Oct 19, 2022 3:01 pm

Form query: 4/15/22
Full request: 5/23/22
Form rejection: 10/19/22
MG LGBTQ+ Fantasy

Same exact form wording I'm seeing here with no details about the book at all.
from FryingPangolin
Oct 06, 2022 8:50 pm

MG Fantasy. I received a rejection on a full with personalization.

"There were so many elements to this story that I really loved--the voice, the world you created, these two (character details she noted from my story), and more! I genuinely enjoyed reading this story. That said, I ultimately felt it didn't all fit together as smoothly as I had hoped it would and I have regretfully decided to step aside."
from MLTScripts
Sep 24, 2022 11:19 am

I received same letter as adr900 after a request for a full. Same day too. Soooo disappointed. Ms. Burby is great. Anyway, wondered if there were any other comments on manuscripts different from ours. Onward I guess. Non of us should be discouraged. Definitely a numbers game. Best of luck, all. (MG Fantasy 87,500)
from adr900
Sep 22, 2022 8:46 am

FQ 4/13/22
Full request 5/23/22 Sent: 5/25/22
Rejection: 9/22/22

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.

"You are a strong writer with an engaging voice and I found much here to love. That said, I'm having a hard time seeing how I would position this to break out in the crowded market."
from potatochip
Sep 08, 2022 10:35 am

@msjaya, thank you! I can't quite afford premium yet, so I appreciate you!
from msjaya
Aug 25, 2022 10:38 am

@potatochip from her QT timeline it looks like her last response to a submission was on the 22nd Aug and she has about 23 subs to respond to.
from potatochip
Aug 24, 2022 10:11 am

Has anyone heard back from Danielle since she returned to her office post-wedding?
from jamiedamato
Aug 15, 2022 5:06 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.

8/15/22 - nudge with offer of rep!!!
8/15/22 - kind step aside!
from jdebinski
Jul 28, 2022 9:24 pm

FQ: 3/16/22
Full request: 3/29/22
Nudge with offer of rep: 7/15/22
CNR/No response by my deadline: 7/28/22

99K QBIPOC Contemporary Fantasy
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 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.

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