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Mr. Giles Milburn

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair

London W1J 7QF


Twitter: giles_milburn

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Jun 04, 2022 6:03 pm

Profile Update: Now using a query form.
from J3B8P7
Mar 22, 2022 8:26 am

Email Query: 22 March 2022

Historical/Science Fiction (119k words)
from OPKiwi
Aug 27, 2021 2:47 pm

CNR 102 days
from thoyem
Mar 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Finished, professionally edited, 103,400-word historical novel. Slightly niche.
EQ: 23 March 2020
from PortiaDe
Nov 08, 2019 11:53 am

EQ: 1 November 2019 - Sent first 3 chapters

Adult Historical Fantasy

Giles responded 8th November, saying "...X is a fantastic character, his voice intriguing, and your writing very engaging..." Wow, so nice and very encouraging. He asked whether I would consider rewriting leaving out the fantasy elements (none of which appear in the first 3 chapters, but are mentioned in the query letter).

I have a full out with another agent so I'll see what happens there. Funny thing is when I started outlining this tale I was also visiting agents blogs/Twitter and gained the impression that historical fiction was a "hard sell" unless fantastical elements were included. Just goes to show you can't please 'em all! I suspect Giles is a great agent to work with though.
from mjcassell
Sep 16, 2019 6:23 am

EQ: 6/17/19
CNR: 9/16/19

108K Adult historical fiction
from ap2006
May 08, 2019 12:02 pm

EQ: 3/24/2019
FR: 3/27/2019
(Updated that other agents requested full, so he requested after that).
ER: 04/18/2019

Historical Fiction 93K - Not an outright rejection, said he would re-read if I re-wrote based on feedback. Have another agent interested, so not sure I will re-write based on it, however, thought I should put that info here in case it helps anyone else!

Very lovely agent to deal with, so kind and professional. Would definitely re-query if I needed to down the road.

from KellyE
Jan 31, 2019 1:44 pm

EQ 31 Jan '19 (looooooooooong shot!!)

Historical fiction, 95k
from Miggie
Mar 26, 2018 12:03 am

EQ: 1/05

I nudged several times to alert them of full manuscript requests, as per their submission guidelines, but I felt like I was hassling them. They could probably cut down on being 'spammed' by persistent queriers like myself, by just sending out a form rejection if something doesn't interest them ;-) Has anyone else had better luck with a response? Going to close this one out at the end of the week.

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