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Ms. Hayley Steed

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair

London W1J 7QF



Website: madeleinemilburn.co.uk/

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from rsilvestro
Sep 27, 2022 1:59 pm


Originally queried via form 6/3/22; however, later realized I never received the expected confirmation email that they received my query
Emailed on 9/1/22 to ask if they'd ever received it; no response
Re-queried same agent 9/27/22 via form; on website, after submitting, states, "Thank you for submitting to the MM Agency. We have sent more information on what happens next to your email. Please check your inbox." ...THIS time did receive an email confirming receipt and that they will respond w/in 12 wks
from jmay18
Sep 08, 2022 3:09 am


Her MSWL includes books similar to The List, The Maid, and The Authenticity Project, one of which isn’t published yet. And all of these are her clients/agency books.,It makes one wonder if it is an mswl or advertisement of her clients to any who open her page.
Sometimes agents pass on books that are too similar to something on their list, so it makes it more confusing that she uses books on her list or from her agency as comps of the kind of books she wants... isn’t she looking for something different from what she already has?
from digitia
Sep 03, 2022 1:06 pm


FQ: 6/3/22
CNR: 9/3/22
Adult Fantasy 85k
from MalikaNWriter
Sep 02, 2022 5:54 am


CNR after 80 days
from rebeccatrusty
Aug 08, 2022 5:42 pm


Form query: 8/8/22

Adult thriller 72k
from Writinglu
Jul 15, 2022 7:21 pm


Full Request sent to colleague: 12th October, 2021
After decision that Hayley would be a better fit—Offer Of Rep! 19th October
Offer Accepted 22nd October
Contract severed: April 2022
from rmparry
Jul 07, 2022 7:09 am


EQ: 28th April, 2022
Full request: 16th May, 2022
Revise & Resub: 18th May, 2022
R&R and offer of rep nudge sent: 24th May, 2022
Kind rejection: 6th July, 2022

Romcom, 88k words

Sent a nudge per the agency's submission guidelines on the Friday to let Hayley know that I'd received a full request elsewhere, and she responded on the Monday with some positive feedback and a full request.

Hayley responded with a rejection/R&R. Despite the quick turnaround, she'd obviously read the whole thing/most of it as her feedback was super helpful and detailed. She shared lots of constructive comments and possible avenues to take the MS, many of which made me think 'duh, how did I miss that?!' She said she'd be keen to read anything else I have in future and/or would be happy to give this MS another look into if I applied her feedback.

On June 24th, I sent Hayley my revised MS and included a note in that to say I've been offered rep elsewhere, but that I'd still be keen for her to read the different version of the MS based on the feedback she shared with me! Received a really kind rejection from Hayley on the 6th of July, 2022.
from annaneedsanagent
Jun 17, 2022 6:04 pm


Filled out the form at the end of May. Per email auto response notified the next day because two other agents had requested the full. She asked for the Full. One week turn around time. Kind rejection with meaningful notes. Lovely agent.
from TBtbtp
Jun 11, 2022 5:41 am


I queried last month and received an auto response.
from delacrz
Jun 10, 2022 12:32 pm


FQ: 6/6
Sent Nudge about a Full Request: 6/7
from solleebae
Jun 09, 2022 8:55 pm


@shweta_adhyam, no, nothing. When my second submission yielded no response, I just figured it's a system error and left it at that.
@ jwitty, thank you for letting me know! Well maybe I'll query them again after a month or so when they sort this out...
from jwitty
Jun 08, 2022 2:24 pm


@shweta_adhyam @solleebae I didn't receive an email confirmation to my form submission on 5/25. When I sent an email a week later, letting them know my full was out with multiple agents, I received a form email (automatic reply) so at the very least, they received that.
from shweta_adhyam
Jun 08, 2022 10:13 am


@solleebae, Did you get a confirmation the second time you sent your query? Trying to figure out if I should submit the form again.
from solleebae
Jun 07, 2022 8:50 pm


@swatithegeek, Thank you for the answer & congrats on the offer!!!
from swatithegeek
Jun 07, 2022 12:32 am


Form query (via website): 05/12/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Second and final nudge: 05/31/22
CNR: 06/07/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words

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