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Ms. Lydia Silver

Darley Anderson Literary

Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road

London SW6 1JB



Website: darleyandersonchildrens.com/

Twitter: LydiaRSilver

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from xabiso21
May 16, 2022 8:53 am


FQ: 15/05/2022
YA Urban Fantasy Romance 78k
from RCrawford
Mar 04, 2022 8:49 pm


EQ: 2.2.2022
Rej: 3.3.2022

YA Paranormal Romance 105k

She does accept email and form queries! I withdrew my email query so I could formally query her through the form but she emailed me back saying she accepts both!
from AmberMHerbert
Feb 04, 2022 9:52 am


EQ: 10/21/21
FR from assistant: 02/04/22

New Adult Contemporary 70k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 15, 2022 9:18 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from CRogers
Jan 11, 2022 9:13 am


Form Query: January 10th
Rejected: January 11th

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from vrubo0
Jan 11, 2022 5:36 am


Query sent: January 10th
Rejection received: January 11th, by 10 a.m.

I used Query Manager and the response time is much quicker (like, within hours), at least right now. Do use Query Manager to submit to speed things up. Best of luck
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 10, 2022 4:25 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from Zooks3
Dec 09, 2021 9:04 am


11/8/21 - EQ re: Moody's Bluff -Contemporary YA - 45K
12/9/21 - form rejection from Chloe Davis
from LouiseCottrell
Aug 13, 2021 10:51 am


EQ: 7/21/21
ER: 8/11/21
MG Literary 44,000 words
Standard rejection sent by her asst Chloe Davis
from bubblyian
Aug 12, 2021 4:27 am


Emailed query July 20
Standard rejection August 11
"Thank you for giving the Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency a chance to consider your work.
Unfortunately this is not right for us. We are replying as soon as possible to give you the best chance of finding the right agent. We specialise in commercial fiction and illustration tailor made for the mass market and therefore we have to be confident of substantial sales quantities before taking on a new project.

We receive over 300 submissions a week and can only take on a handful of new writers and illustrators every year. The result is that we have to be incredibly selective, so please do not be too disheartened. Another agent may well feel differently.

We wish you the very best of luck in the future.
from KerrieElizabeth
Aug 04, 2021 3:30 pm


Sent email query to Clare 8/4/21
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:14 am


Submitted MG fantasy Feb 2020 - rejection from Chloe Davis said it was not right for them, followed by a lot of stuff about how they only represent very commercial books that they are confident will make a lot of money.
from pen_dragon
Feb 23, 2021 10:21 am


EQ: 09/02/21 (MG Fantasy)
ER: 23/02/21 Form from Chloe
from FlowerMiss53
May 20, 2020 2:43 pm


EQ: 05/03/20 (MG Multicultural)
ER: 05/20/20 Kind form from assistant, Chloe.
from MReyesWrites
Jun 05, 2019 11:44 am


EQ : 6/4

MG adventure fantasy 78k

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