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Ms. Marilyn Biderman

Transatlantic Literary Agency

Toronto, Ontario



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Website: transatlanticagency.com

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from freoduwebbe
Aug 07, 2018 12:23 pm


EQ Dec 4
FR Dec 4 - about 30 mins later. She also acknowledged receipt of the manuscript. Very friendly and professional.
She specifically mentioned she's working with a self-imposed timeline of 8 weeks for full requests so I'm hoping to hear back by February.

UPDATE: we are just a few days past the 8 week mark and I have not heard back. However, she did say that since I queried pre-Christmas she may take longer than her usual 8 weeks. Based on our conversation, even if it's a rejection, I do expect to hear from her soon. I don't think it will be a CNR situation. Also, according to Twitter, she has recently signed three new writers, so she is definitely actively signing new people!

UPDATE 2: She has given me a revise and resubmit option which I am working on now. Feeling optimistic! (March 2018)

UPDATE 3: I have gone back and forth on a few revisions with Marilyn and I should be hearing a final answer by the end of August. She did specifically comment that she loves the writing but she wanted me to address a pacing issue, so I will see if it is up to snuff after implementing some changes! I do have to say throughout this process she has been wonderfully warm, professional, and communicative. Anyone would be lucky to sign with her. (Aug 2018)

Adult literary fiction/magical realism
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 06, 2018 9:54 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from kvleahy
May 02, 2018 10:18 am


"Not for me. Thanks."

Marilyn Biderman, Senior Literary Agent
from gavindr
Apr 21, 2018 10:53 am


EQ 2/4/18
FR 17/4/18

Seems nice and professional. Said will get back within 8 weeks (self-imposed deadline).
from KristenH
Mar 22, 2018 4:11 pm


EQ 3/12/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 3/21/18 (Passed-not for her)
from DianaHawkins
Mar 06, 2018 5:04 pm


Timed out after 25 days.
Subject: RE: Query: Fiction - Shadows Over an African Heart
Date: 2/9/2018 4:15:52 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: marilyn@transatlanticagency.com
Thank you for your query, which I have now received. If I’m interested in seeing more material, I will contact you, and usually I’m able to do so within a week of receipt of the query.
from KristenH
Jan 08, 2018 4:17 pm


Eq 12/1/17 (Venom)
CNR 1/8/17 (No word from nudge.)

Congras Freudo!
from FountainPen
Nov 22, 2017 10:27 pm


EQ 9/22
FR 9/27
ER 11/22

Form rejection. I am disappointed she didn't provide any feedback.
from FountainPen
Nov 07, 2017 9:40 pm


EQ 9/22
Full Request 9/27

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