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Ms. Laura Bradford

Bradford Literary Agency

5694 Mission Center Road # 347

San Diego, CA 92108

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Twitter: bradfordlit

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from mattyc81
Aug 18, 2017 2:53 pm

EQ: 7/28
ER: 8/18

from EMBmom
Aug 11, 2017 6:51 pm

EQ - 7/19/17
ER - 8/11/17 (form)
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 09, 2017 11:09 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from eebnhab
Aug 06, 2017 6:36 pm

Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
ER: 8/6/17 form
from fornwalt
Aug 06, 2017 1:22 pm

YA Fantasy (90k)

EQ: 7/19
Nudge with offer: 7/26
FR: 8/1
Polite step-aside: 8/6

Thanks so much for sending me a copy of [manuscript], which I read with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, while I found it a cool, atmospheric story that was zippy and easy to read, overall, it was a case of like, not love for me. You literally caught me days before I was closing to queries in advance of going on maternity leave and right now, because of my own time considerations, I can only take on pieces that I am absolutely over the moon for AND which are pitch ready (it's a tall order, I know). All my best to you with your new agent."

What a incredibly kind, personalized response! Anyone would be lucky to work with Ms. Bradford. She seems very professional, albeit busy. Keep the maternity leave thing in mind--she's closed for submissions now, and I'm sure she'll be remarkably busy even when she reopens! But good luck to everyone else! :)
from JaeStories
May 16, 2017 3:27 pm

[76k YA Sci-Fi]
4/29: I met Ms. Bradford at the Books Alive 2017 conference and had a nice conversation during our pitch session. Although sources don't mention her wanting Sci-Fi, she told me she was open to the genre and invited me to send my Partial MS and synopsis.
4/30: Sent my submission materials via email. Fingers crossed!
4/30 (Few hours later): Received a short response from Ms. Bradford thanking me for the submission. This acknowledgement was unexpected, but very much appreciated. :)
5/15: Very kind, personal rejection. Oh well. :( That's just how it goes sometimes...
from chicklegirl
Apr 29, 2017 5:19 pm

EQ 3/10/17 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
ER 4/29/17 (form)
from marinmcg
Apr 22, 2017 7:38 am

EQ: 2/23/17
Form R: 4/21/17
Historical romance, 78K
from reason
Apr 17, 2017 3:12 pm

EQ: 2/15
CNR: 4/17
from angshelley
Apr 17, 2017 11:36 am

EQ: 2/26
CNR: 4/17

YA mythic fantasy 83K
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 11, 2017 7:42 pm

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved her listing.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 11, 2017 7:41 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from alexisdaria
Mar 19, 2017 8:37 pm

EQ: 1/11
Nudged with offer of publication: 3/2
Full request: 3/6 (thought her assistant had requested material earlier)
Short personalized rejection: 3/11 - stepped aside, liked the book but did not love
Contemporary Romance 93k
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 01, 2017 7:47 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Tara725
Feb 22, 2017 12:23 pm

EQ: 02/10/17
romantic fantasy, 65k

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