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Ms. Laura Bradford

Bradford Literary Agency

5694 Mission Center Road # 347

San Diego, CA 92108



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Website: www.bradfordlit.com/

Twitter: bradfordlit

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from surfrat224
Yesterday 1:33 pm


EQ: 10/4/18
ER: 11/17/18 (form)

YA Contemporary
from AletheaStauron
Nov 08, 2018 2:38 pm


10/06 query sent 145 sci-fi
11/08 form rejection
swatithegeek: Same rejection here.
I will say it was nice and encouraging, as far as rejections go.
from jellysted
Nov 01, 2018 7:54 am


8.6.18: Sent 1st 50 pages upon request after talking with her at conference

MG contemporary fantasy, 65k
11.1.18: Gentle nudge.
from LRSmith53015
Oct 28, 2018 4:10 pm


EQ: 10/27
80K Adult Contemporary Romance
from Jeanetto
Oct 14, 2018 2:53 pm


EQ: 6/17/18
MG sci-fi

ER 8/24/18 form
from Windmo
Oct 14, 2018 12:39 pm


EQ: Emailed first chapter (30 pages) 10/12/18- romantic comedy
from swatithegeek
Oct 06, 2018 11:14 pm


EQ: 08/30/18
ER: 10/06/18

"Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to read your submission. We appreciate you considering us for representation of your work.
Unfortunately, after careful review, we have decided to pass on this submission. This industry is incredibly subjective, and there are many agencies out there with many different tastes. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage you to keep submitting elsewhere, in the hopes of finding an agent who will be an enthusiastic champion for you and your work.
We wish you all the very best of luck and success with your writing."

Contemporary Romance, 70k words
from HopeDiamond
Sep 26, 2018 8:49 am


EQ 7/28/18 (email conf. of receipt, "allow six weeks")
- YA, alternating contemporary/historical fiction, 51,000 wds
ER 9/14/18 Request for 50 pages
from Catsamoa79
Sep 18, 2018 10:44 am


rachaelb12 - Yep, standard reply...
from rachaelb12
Sep 16, 2018 5:05 pm


Standard reply?

"Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to read your submission. We appreciate you considering us for representation of your work. Unfortunately, after careful review, we have decided to pass on this submission. This industry is incredibly subjective, and there are many agencies out there with many different tastes. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage you to keep submitting elsewhere, in the hopes of finding an agent who will be an enthusiastic champion for you and your work.We wish you all the very best of luck and success with your writing."
from JMAtkinson
Sep 16, 2018 9:32 am


EQ: 08/9/18 Contemporary Romantic Adventure
ER: 9/15/18 form letter
from t_amcdonald
Aug 31, 2018 7:26 am


EQ 7/29/2018
ER (Form) 8/24/2018

Fantasy
from ghiagirl
Aug 30, 2018 7:23 pm


EQ 7/18/18
YA Contemporary
from authorccj
Aug 28, 2018 11:43 pm


EQ: 8/29/18 YA Fantasy. Received confirmation email that it went to Ms. Bradford's inbox. ETA: Up to 6 weeks
from jerryc905
Aug 16, 2018 10:50 am


From client list, seems to prefer women's viewpoint

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