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Ms. Tanera Simons

Darley Anderson Literary

Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road

London SW6 1JB



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Website: www.darleyanderson.com

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from twoodwriter
Aug 03, 2022 7:18 am


EQ: 5/11/22
Form rejection: 7/6/22
89K paranormal romantic comedy
from Mevrouw_Bee
Jul 29, 2022 4:24 pm


06/29/22 EQ after agency like for #PitchToDA
Women's Historical Fiction 99,000

06/30/22 FR by Jade Kavanagh, assistant agent to Camilla Bolton

07/08/22 Jade passed MS to Tanera Simons as it was a better fit for her list.

07/29/22 We had the call but in the end, she didn't offer rep. I dodged a bullet, I think.
from Tara725
Jul 22, 2022 2:20 pm


Email query: 7/22/22

Adult contemporary romance, 81k
from laurac802
Jul 21, 2022 8:38 am


EQ 6/27/22 Literary fiction 87k
FR 7/21/22 from assistant, same as below.
from MalikaNWriter
Jul 21, 2022 4:35 am


KInd rejection from assistant; 97k contemporary romance.

Thank you for your submission to the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency and thank you for your patience whilst your work was under consideration.
Whilst Tanera was intrigued by the premise, I am afraid that she did not feel quite gripped enough to absolutely fall in love with your concept.
As an Agency, we feel that it is immensely important for new writers to have an agent who believes completely in the potential of their work to sell and who can therefore take that enthusiasm to the publishers. Accordingly, we need to feel passionately about a writer’s work before we sign them onto the agency.
We receive over 600 manuscripts a week and can only take on a select number of debut writers every year. The result is that we have to be incredibly selective, so please do not be disheartened. Another agent may well feel differently.
I wish you the very best of luck in finding the agent who will be right for you.
from swatithegeek
Jun 07, 2022 12:31 am


Email query: 05/12/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Second and final nudge: 05/31/22
CNR: 06/07/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from rmparry
Mar 07, 2022 6:37 am


EQ 7th January, 2022
FR 7th March, 2022

Polite rejection email from Tanera's assistant
from DonnaDMunro
Apr 02, 2021 5:59 am


Requested Full from RWA conference pitch
Sent 10/28/20
Still waiting for a response so emailed with an update for the second time 3/29/21 to notify her another agent has asked for a full MS.
Received the encouraging letter and apologies due to the delay (the pandemic has increased the timeframe and she seems to be doing it tough :( )
She finished the email with:
While I can see that you are a talented writer and I very much enjoyed the escapism you provided, I think my indecision means I should step aside on this one. I am delighted to hear that you have had a full MS request from another agent, and I wish you the very best with them and with your writing going forward.
So, if you've been waiting a while, don't give up. The process is longer due to what's happening in the world. I recommend patience and persistence.
from JRWrites
Sep 18, 2020 8:40 am


Very kind personalized rejection.
from dina_rudd87
Apr 29, 2020 10:59 am


Queried 16/03/2020
Requested Full 01/04/2020

Still waiting for a response (29/04/2020)
from emkayheych
Oct 26, 2018 1:55 am


EQ = 15/10/19
FMR = 24/10/18
And now we wait! :)
from FountainPen
Sep 25, 2017 7:40 am


EQ 4/25
CNR 9/25
from Catsamoa79
Jun 08, 2017 9:57 am


EQ: 3/24/17
Resent 6/5/17
ER: 6/8/17
Slightly personalized form letter.
from JulieGS
Apr 07, 2017 11:17 am


First three chapters and synopsis submitted - 17 March 2017.
Full MS requested - 30 March 2017.
Keeping my fingers well and truly crossed....!
from CherylW
Apr 05, 2017 1:00 pm


Another rejection!

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