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Ms. Hayley Steed

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair

London W1J 7QF

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from CRogers
Jun 04, 2021 9:41 am

EQ: January 25th, 2021
CNR: June 4th, 2021

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from rebeccatrusty
May 06, 2021 5:49 pm

EQ: 5/6/21

Adult psychological suspense 95k
from authorbeccaday
Apr 06, 2021 10:27 am

81k psychological thriller

EQ - 26/03/2021
Full manuscript requested the same day
Personalized rejection - 06/04/2021

Kind response with some feedback on pacing and tension
from writerlyone
Mar 31, 2021 5:37 am

Email query: Feb. 22
Full request: Feb. 23
Personalized rejection: March 1

Very kind response with helpful feedback on pacing. Appreciated her quick turnaround time as well – she seems like a lovely agent.

Upmarket contemporary adult fiction: 90k words
from imthedecoy
Feb 27, 2021 8:39 am

Submitted speculative/historical 11th Jan 2021 followed by update nudge 18th Feb 2021 after receiving full MS request from a different agent as this agency asks you to keep them up to date. Not heard back yet. There was an automatic response saying that they read everything within 12 weeks but can't reply unless they are interested.
from Dreenawriting
Oct 30, 2020 1:08 pm

EQ: 30/10/20
from TinaHendricks
Oct 18, 2020 2:56 pm

Adult com FA-Mag realism, 87k 10/18/20
from breedoesya
Oct 11, 2020 9:43 am

EQ: 07/09/2020
CNR: 10/11/2020

YA Fantasy
from fstwriter
Jun 05, 2020 10:21 am

Email query: March 12, 2020
Nudge with offer of rep: March 18, 2020
CNR: April 6, 2020
June 5: emailed asking if she'd reconsider a heavily revised MS since I'm still seeking rep

90k adult domestic suspense
from KristenH
Apr 26, 2020 6:58 am

EQ 1/7/20 (Requery Venom-adult thriller)
CNR 4/6/20 (No word via nudges)
from sortilegus
Feb 29, 2020 3:32 pm

Website says to attach a 1-page, double-spaced synopsis. No way could I get mine that short. Submitted anyway. We'll see if that bites me.
from mmerriman
Feb 17, 2020 10:34 am

EQ: 15/02/20 Adult Contemporary Fantasy 82k
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:51 pm

EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
from KristenH
Oct 20, 2019 6:50 am

EQ 7/10/19 (Requery Venom)
CNR 10/14/19 (No word via nudges)
from fstwriter
Aug 16, 2019 9:16 am

Currently listed genres on her webpage: "commercial fiction across all genres including contemporary women’s fiction; uplifting love stories; high concept novels; grounded sci-fi; speculative fiction; gothic novels; horror; feminist reads; magical realism; tense crime and thrillers; cross-genre books; true crime and compelling memoirs, non-fiction focused on sport and female voices."

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