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Ms. Marilyn Biderman

Transatlantic Literary Agency

Toronto, Ontario

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from anotherearth
Oct 23, 2022 12:52 pm

I was excited to query Marilyn when she opened for queries for the month of September, but it doesn't like she's responding. :-(

EQ: 09/02/22

Literary 59K
from banaesma
Oct 22, 2022 2:16 pm

EQ: 2 September, 2022
CNR: 22 October, 2022

adult 83k LitFic
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 02, 2022 8:27 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 02, 2022 3:06 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks anotherearth
from anotherearth
Sep 02, 2022 1:31 pm

Mary is open for queries for the month of September. From their website: Marilyn is open to queries for the month of September, 2022. Email her at
from jeeje2u
Jan 11, 2019 8:48 am

EQ 1/10/19
ER 1/11/19 - short email 'not for me. thanks'. Appreciate the quick turn around on the response.
Women's Fiction 84k
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
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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