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Ms. Madelyn Burt


270 West 39th St., Suite 201

New York, NY 10018

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from Marguerite_Butler
Jul 13, 2018 10:14 am

7 day ER, same form with character name to indicate she really had read the sample.
from SarahLRWriter
Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm

EQ: 7.2.17
PR (first 5 chapters): 10.6.17
ER: 11.2.17 - super helpful rejection with suggestions on how to revise

Re-sent EQ (revised MS): 4.11.18
PR (first 5 revised chapters: 6.27.18
ER: 7.11.18 - helpful, described what didn't work

YA 79K Historical Mystery
from Patchi
Jul 02, 2018 8:15 am

Q 4/13/18 YA fantasy
F 5/24/18 full sent same day, confirmed receipt
R 6/29/18 didn't connect with narrative voice
from Luisyagosaenz
Jun 29, 2018 12:22 pm

EQ: 4/4/18
PR: 5/9/18
FR: 5/24/18
ER: 6/29/18 but with some helpful advice.
Midd grade Historical fiction 35K
from BevTwomey
Jun 27, 2018 3:54 pm

EQ: 4/26/18
ER: 6/27/18 - Form Rejection w/ character name.
from billricardi
Jun 22, 2018 4:22 pm

EQ: June 16 - YA Urban Fantasy, 80k
ER: June 22 - Polite form letter, thoughtfully customised to include character names.
from jldelozier
Jun 02, 2018 9:03 am

EQ: 6/2/18 73,000 commercial heist
from Sierrawrites
Apr 28, 2018 4:53 pm

EQ 4/26/18 120k adult adventure science fantasy
ER 4/27/18
very nice rejection, in which she addressed me and my protagonist
from tdubphyz
Apr 13, 2018 11:26 am

EQ: 3/23
ER: 4/13

lit fic, 92k
from frisb393
Mar 23, 2018 1:47 pm

EQ 3/19/18 78,000 American Noir
ER 3/24 Form
from BallooneyToon
Mar 06, 2018 1:09 pm

Hmmm, not sure what to do. Mine was one of the first queries after she reopened, and I haven't had a response.

I did get the auto-responder, which says they're a "no response means no" agency (and also to allow 12 weeks... I'm currently at 9 weeks) , but that's tough to swallow when she clearly responds to everyone else.

Has anyone nudged on a query with Madelyn?

UPDATED: Just got a very nice form--loved the premise, not a fit for her list, please keep her in mind for future submissions. Don't know if that was a form form or a personalised form, but it felt nice all the same. My title was personalised.
EQ: Jan 2
ER: Mar 6
from stanleyyelnats
Mar 05, 2018 2:28 pm

@ BallooneyToon - I've been wondering about this myself. I submitted later in January and received a confirmation email like yours. Right now I am surrounded by rejects in the data explorer list but I haven't heard a thing. I'm hoping there's a maybe pile. Looking at her partial requests from the past few months, they range from 1 day to 83 days (11 weeks). She hasn't requested anything new since opening at the beginning of January, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed she's making a list for requests! (Or I could be delusional.)
from kvleahy
Feb 28, 2018 7:16 pm

EQ: 2/21
ER: 2/23. Got my title wrong, along with some punctuation.
HF. 119k
from madeleinec
Feb 23, 2018 7:00 pm

EQ: 11/1
PR: 12/12 (sent same day)
FR: 2/2 (sent same day) [!!!]
ER: 2/23 With offer for R&R and some truly apropos feedback. I kinda felt some passion from Madelyn in her email, and her edits were spot-on. She'll be the first to receive my overhauled MS, and hopefully something comes of it. :D
from segribble
Feb 02, 2018 2:33 pm

EQ 1-31-18
ER 2-2-18
Very nice form letter. Addressed my book and MC specifically.

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