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Ms. Alice Sutherland-Hawes

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair

London W1J 7QF



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Website: madeleinemilburn.co.uk/

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from Eeyorescloud
Nov 15, 2019 9:04 am


EQ 09/27/19
FR 10/09/19 - sent same day
R & R 10/29/19 - Alice asked for the first four chapters to be rewritten without one POV to see if it works (spoiler: it worked soooo well! She knows her stuff!)
R & R sent back 10/31/19
OFFER OF REP 11/04/19
ACCEPTED OFFER 11/15/19 !!!!!!!

So thrilled to be working with Alice! I knew based on her revision ideas she was the one! I can’t wait to get started on the rest of the book!
from smashem
Nov 14, 2019 4:11 pm


EQ (She favorited my pitmad tweet): 9/5/19
Nudge with offer 11/14/19

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from jen_e_e_edwards
Nov 04, 2019 11:40 am


10/24 #PitDark request
10/26 EQ
10/29 FR - upon confirming receipt she requested I send her pitches for my further ideas, sent that 11/3
11/4 ER

92k YA Gothic Romance. Her rejection was very nice and complimentary, but she felt my work and future ideas were too fantasy based for her to confidently work on them. Considering my MS is as minimally fantasy as you can get while still operating under that genre, I'm not confident she would be able to sell my further ideas which are more rooted in the genre. If you're writing fantasy, I do not recommend querying Alice, however she seems a solid choice for other genres. Ultimately, a nice rejection and a case of "not the right agent".
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Aug 15, 2019 11:53 am


Query: 7/25/19
Full Request: 7/29/19, and this is the most beautifully worded full request ever
8/5/19: Partial R&R. She'd like to see a rewrite of a few chapters to reflect her editorial vision. I'm getting excited about this one!
Offer of rep: 8/9/19 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are there enough exclamation points? There should be more!!!
Accepted offer: 8/15/19

55k MG
from kathleen3
Aug 07, 2019 1:26 pm


Rude, unprofessional AF. Sent in a query a few months ago and got an enthusiastic request for the full. Afterward, I nudged her with an offer, and she's been radio silent. Then had the galls to go on social media and complain about authors, insinuating that we should be able to "tell" when an agent has moved on.

Never recommending.
from Enatus
Jul 30, 2019 1:51 pm


EQ: 7/02/2019
CNR: 7/29/2019
She seems to respond quickly when she does respond, so I'm going to consider this no response.
from swatithegeek
Jun 18, 2019 2:18 am


DVpit EQ: 04/27/19
Nudge: 05/15/19, others have requested the full -- submission guidelines say to notify them
Nudged on Twitter after she said she was caught up asking if this includes DVpit queries, but she didn't respond despite tweets after that. So:
CNR: 06/18/19

YA Romance, 82k

from InconstantMoon
Jun 14, 2019 12:43 pm


Queried Chloe Seager was passed to Alice
FR: 6/11
Offer of Rep: 6/14

YA CON, 90K
from turtlefairy1
Apr 15, 2019 6:17 am


EQ 3/21
FR 3/22. That was fast
ER 4/15

YA Fantasy
from sparklyunicorn
Dec 29, 2018 4:13 pm


10/02 EQ
10/03 Enthusiastic full request
10/03 FR sent
10/22 Rejection (with some lovely notes/thoughts and offer to revise/resubmit)

Alice is prompt and professional and kind. I can see why her clients are so happy with her.
YA contemp 65k
from JessicaCD
Dec 19, 2018 12:56 am


Alice seemed so professional when she requested my full. I was immediately in love with her. Then she didn't respond, though everyone who queried after me were getting responses.

I waited three months before nudging. She completely ignored me. Nudged again then she went on Twitter and wrote about me.

Wow.

I'm never querying her again. NEVER.

I'm always so professional. I treat my writing like my business.

If she had the time to tweet about me, why didn't she use that same energy to write a : sorry, not for me. And then talk about me to colleagues_or friends or ...

Ugh. I can never understand agents who insists on being rude, just because...
from Laina1312
Dec 09, 2018 2:35 pm


Her twitter account: https://twitter.com/alibelle
from jellysted
Nov 11, 2018 6:50 pm


EQ 11.11.18

65,000 MG Contemporary Fantasy
from CosmicWriter
Aug 18, 2018 8:57 pm


Congrats, JCI! Alice is great!
from jci1996
Aug 14, 2018 3:35 pm


EQ: 7/13
FR: 7/14
Offer of Rep: 7/17

Alice is extremely professional, approachable and quite simply, a remarkable agent from an agency with an incredible reputation. Her international sales record on top of the deals she's made in the US speak for themselves. I haven't made my decision yet (there are still 16 agents reading), but she put herself at the top of my list after our phone call.

Update: Accepted Alice's offer on 7/27 and signed the papers today! Couldn't be more thrilled!

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