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Mr. Tom Witcomb

Blake Friedmann Literary

12 Hightbury Place

London N5 1QP

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from cterlson
Oct 08, 2019 2:07 pm

EQ - 04/10/2019
ER - 04/10/2019
Form - with this note:
"As you may have seen in the Bookseller, there have been some rather large changes afoot and as of Jan 2020 I’ll be jumping the fence to work as a commissioning editor for Orion."

from Patrick (admin)
Oct 01, 2019 9:59 am

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from ANSmith
Sep 30, 2019 1:24 pm

EQ: 7/27/19 (crime fiction, 71K)
Nudge: 9/7/19
ER: 9/30/19

Says he's moving to Orion as commissioning editor in Jan. 2020.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 03, 2019 11:43 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

(Thanks Wimoon)
from Wimoon
Mar 26, 2019 7:16 am

Queried with fantasy MS but received an quick reply that he's not currently adding fantasy to his list. QT genres probably need updating to reflect this.
from KristenH
Feb 24, 2019 2:58 pm

EQ 12/21/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 1/14/19 (Passed--not good fit)

2/24/19: EQ 2/15/19 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 2/20/19 (Passed--can't offer rep)
from ksanderson
Jan 14, 2019 8:46 am

EQ: 12/9
ER: 1/14
supernatural thriller
from KristenH
Nov 17, 2018 3:59 pm

EQ 11/12/18 (Venom)--same day rejection (can't offer rep). He responded three minutes after I sent query--not sure if he read the sample chapters either. Same as below.
from vishal_ved
Oct 03, 2018 8:04 am

Rejection after 3 days as below.
Scifi 80,000 words. based on alien planet.

Many thanks for sending through your work. After consideration, I’m afraid I won’t be offering representation.

Unfortunately it’s impossible to give individual feedback on every project we receive, but there are a multitude of reasons any agent may pass on your work – similar projects on their list, current workload, can’t see the right route to market, industry feedback on market trends etc. Very few of them are that it is not ‘good’, though of course, as with all art, there is a subjective response to writing.

As an author in a fiercely competitive market, you need an agent who can be an absolute champion of you and your writing. Best of luck finding the right agent for your work.


from LonWheels
Jun 28, 2018 3:37 pm

Mr. Witcomb's interest in fantasy is limited. From his agency's site, his comments are: "I like my fantasy quite epic and despite a childhood obsession with Tolkien, would probably steer clear of elves, dragons & dwarfs. I do not like Urban Fantasy, or Steampunk. You won't convince me otherwise. Don't send me those things."
from Patrick (admin)
May 23, 2018 10:40 am

Profile Update: New postal address.
from heroic665
Feb 07, 2018 7:51 am

EQ: 12/1/17
ER: 2/7/18

95K Fantasy
from 22niel
Jan 31, 2018 7:32 am

EQ: 01/30
ER: 01/31 form
NA Sci-fi 75k
from Dguerra
Nov 27, 2017 11:14 pm

EQ: 11/23
ER: 11/27
Limply formal…told me to follow him on twitter
from Catsamoa79
Sep 01, 2017 7:04 am

EQ: 8/31/17
ER: 9/1/17
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