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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from anndypanda
Jul 09, 2020 6:29 pm


YA 80k
EQ- 7/9/2020
from rachaelthewriter
Jul 09, 2020 11:32 am


#OwnVoices YA Contemp Fantasy - 77k

EQ - 5/10/2020
CNR - 7/9/2020
from okayLJ
May 14, 2020 10:12 am


EQ: 5/7

Not sure the best way to record this in QT, but she was kind enough to pass my info over to Chloe Seager who requested the full. I think that says a lot about an agency!
from Mander_Pander
May 10, 2020 4:29 pm


EQ: 4/22 (DVPit)
FR (and sent): 4/23 :)
Ask to schedule a phone call!! Eek!: 4/24
OFFER OF REP: 4/27

I stepped aside due to another offer, but Alice was so personable and passionate and knowledgeable about the industry. Please don't hesitate to query her just because she's London based! Having to turn her down felt like a kick to the gut. She sounds so dedicated to her authors - anyone would be lucky to work with her :)

YA LGBT RomCom 72K
from RHecksher
Apr 22, 2020 10:28 am


EQ: 04/22/2020 - MG Fantasy Adventure (40,000 words)

Good Luck Charlydaws!
from Charlydaws
Apr 14, 2020 8:07 am


EQ: 4/14/2020

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from MNello
Jan 13, 2020 3:04 pm


EQ: 10/15/19
CNR: 1/13/20

YA CON 67K
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
Yesterday 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

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