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Ms. Lydia Silver

Darley Anderson Literary

Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road

London SW6 1JB



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Website: darleyandersonchildrens.com/

Twitter: LydiaRSilver

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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

from swatithegeek
May 14, 2019 7:50 am


DVpit EQ: 04/27/19
ER, form: 05/14/19

YA Romance, 80k
from ktwills79
May 07, 2019 2:09 pm


EQ: 4/16 with offer of pub
ER: 5/7

PB-NF, 980 words
from robynladams
Feb 02, 2019 8:31 am


Do more research to decide which agent at the agency to query. It is a close call, but cannot send to two agents.
from ktwills79
Feb 01, 2019 5:47 pm


EQ: 11/9
ER: 12/18 (form)

PB, 690 words
from Jeanetto
Dec 28, 2018 10:46 am


EQ: 11/18/18
MG sci fi 79,000
ER: 12/18/18 form letter
from Catsamoa79
Dec 06, 2018 9:56 am


EQ: 9/12/18
ER: 10/25/18
from KarolSevilla
Sep 11, 2018 3:00 pm


EQ: 09/11/18
#Diversevoices YA Novel

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