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Ms. Hayley Steed

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair

London W1J 7QF


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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from rmparry
Jun 25, 2022 5:13 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

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!
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
from swatithegeek
Jun 05, 2022 4:59 am

@Solleebae, I don't think I got a confirmation, and I nudged the agency submissions email twice over a period of 10 days after getting an offer of rep from a different agent, but I haven't heard back at all, not even a step-aside or rejection. Weird.
from solleebae
Jun 04, 2022 8:33 pm

I just submitted through the query form and, even though the webpage says they would send me a confirmation email, I haven't received anything (checked the spam box too). Is anyone else having the same problem? I ended up submitting my query twice :x
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 04, 2022 5:58 pm

Profile Update: Now using a query form.

Thanks rsilvestro
from rsilvestro
Jun 03, 2022 10:38 pm

Use the FORM QUERY on their website. The email is only for advising if another agency has requested a full or has offered rep.
from digitia
Jun 03, 2022 4:25 pm

FQ: 6/3/22
Adult Fantasy 85k
from LStein
May 16, 2022 7:53 pm

Thanks for the reminder, rmparry! I just did the same.

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