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Ms. Kari Sutherland

Bradford Literary Agency

5694 Mission Center Road # 347

San Diego, CA 92108

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from Dreams32
Apr 17, 2018 4:14 pm

EQ: 1/09/18
ER: 4/17/18

YA contemporary, 70k
from Mananda9
Apr 13, 2018 3:06 pm

EQ: 4/13/18

YA Fantasy 83k
from MmmTomacco
Apr 06, 2018 6:03 pm

EQ 4/6 YA spec 88k
from seagrape
Apr 02, 2018 5:58 pm

EQ: 11/04/17
FR: 1/22/18 (sent same day)
ER: 2/04/2018

Thoughtful and kind rejection. Didn't connect with the manuscript as much as she'd hoped.
from Zooks3
Mar 24, 2018 7:46 pm

3/24/18: EQ re: N&G
from kmajor
Mar 21, 2018 3:09 pm

ER-11/3/17 (18 hours later)-I initially took this as a real negative, but I feel better now. I received the same boilerplate language that several others did below, but with a comment specific to my PB ms. Contemplating a revision and resubmit, even though she didn't specifically offer it. Interested in comparing notes, stop by my blog at and leave me a comment.
from Dreams32
Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Thanks, stanleyyelnats. I queried Jan. 9. I guess I'll wait a little longer assuming she's going through queries in order received.
from stanleyyelnats
Mar 19, 2018 6:11 pm

@Dreams32 - I queried Jan. 2 and just received a response today March 19.
from Dreams32
Mar 19, 2018 4:18 pm

Has anyone who queried her before she closed in January received a response?
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 18, 2018 9:44 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks MadHunt24)
from MadHunt24
Mar 18, 2018 8:37 am

She's no longer closed to queries.
from wrytoasts
Mar 05, 2018 3:02 pm

Rejection received 3-5-18
from peppermint22
Jan 22, 2018 9:52 am

EQ - 11/03
PR - 1/22 (sent same day)

YA Historical Fantasy
from TAChan
Jan 18, 2018 8:37 am

EQ: 10/28/17
ER: 1/18/18 (form)

YA scifi 100k
from kbrookemt
Jan 15, 2018 1:24 pm

EQ: 10/23/17
ER: 1/15/2018

As others have mentioned this was essentially a form rejection with slight personalization, which I honestly think is amazing for an agent who reads the volume she does.

"While I enjoyed your voice, I'm afraid the premise didn't fully grab me. Keep in mind, this industry is very subjective and, as such, I would encourage you to continue submitting in the hopes of finding the right agent for you."

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