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Changed agencies. Formerly with Hardman & Swainson.

Ms. Therese Coen

Susanna Lea Associates - London

London



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Website: www.susannalea.com/

Twitter: theresecoen

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E-Mail: Yes

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from acolvin09
Dec 05, 2022 11:52 am


EQ: 12/5/22

romantic SFF @100,047k
from Mevrouw_Bee
Dec 03, 2022 10:17 am


EQ: Dec 3, 2022
Commercial Women's Historical Fiction 99k
from Mevrouw_Bee
Dec 01, 2022 9:31 am


@zenoviabards I had her on a Do Not Query list along with the rest of her former agency because of that. But will consider querying her now.
from zenoviabards
Dec 01, 2022 9:00 am


I submitted to Therese in January and discovered that one of the other agents later blocked me on twitter despite me never interacting with them. I presume they checked out my twitter after my submission went to their agency's email and saw my tweets in support of trans people which are a heavy contrast with their beliefs. There is a chance they stumbled across me in another way. I can't tell people who to submit to and not to submit to, but especially if you are trans or support the trans community, I recommend you not waste your time and find another agency because you are unlikely to get far here.

This was in regards to Hardman & Swainson. Not her current agency.
from emilyclaire5020
Nov 08, 2022 9:50 pm


Email Query: 8/31/22
Currently No Reply: 11/8/22
Closing due to her transition to another agency.

75k YA Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 31, 2022 3:55 pm


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Hardman & Swainson.
from BL2017
Oct 20, 2022 4:01 pm


EQ: 08/17/22 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 10/20/22
from Mevrouw_Bee
Oct 19, 2022 9:59 am


Patrick: According to The Bookseller, Therese has left Hardman & Swainson tp become director at Susanna Lee Associates (SLA) as of October 31st.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2022 8:59 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from peejayuk
Aug 13, 2022 5:36 pm


113k dramatised history submitted
from bobo3080
Jul 22, 2022 10:47 am


Q: 6/16/2022
FR: 22/07/2022

Nice form rejection.

I hope you're well and that you are having a nice week. Thank you so much for sending over your manuscript and for your patience while I read and considered.

Unfortunately, I am afraid that I am going to have to pass, as I couldn't quite connect with the voice and didn't find myself as invested as I should have been as a result. As you know these things are very subjective though, and I hope you find someone who does love it enough to take a chance on it and work on it with you. It didn't have that spark to me that I thought would make it stand out in a very crowded market, but someone else could easily feel very differently about it.
I really appreciate having had the opportunity to read it, and I wish you all the best of luck with your submission. If you decide to write anything else in future, I would be very happy to be included into any submissions of new writing. Enjoy your summer in the meantime!
from haleywarrington
Jul 22, 2022 9:50 am


EQ: 7/21/2022
84k YA Fantasy
from mshurtleff
Jul 05, 2022 2:10 pm


Q: 6/8
R: 7/5
Nice "not a good fit" rejection
from digitia
Jul 05, 2022 12:26 pm


EQ: 6/3/22
FR: 7/5/22
Adult Fantasy 85k

"I hope you're well and that you are having a nice week. Thank you so much for sending over your manuscript and for your patience while I read and considered.

Unfortunately, I am afraid that I am going to have to pass, as I couldn't quite connect with the voice and didn't find myself as invested as I should have been as a result. As you know these things are very subjective though, and I hope you find someone who does love it enough to take a chance on it and work on it with you. It didn't have that spark to me that I thought would make it stand out in a very crowded market, but someone else could easily feel very differently about it.

I really appreciate having had the opportunity to read it, and I wish you all the best of luck with your submission. If you decide to write anything else in future, I would be very happy to be included into any submissions of new writing.


All best,
Thérèse
from bgtgauthor
Jun 28, 2022 7:37 am


EQ: 4/27/2022
CNR: 6/27/2022

MG Fantasy 65k

Sad to see this one slip away, as I'd gotten my hopes up a bit when I saw others after me being rejected. Thought I was in her "maybe" pile, but her email says 8 weeks is a pass. Probably doesn't help that I'm US based. Good luck to everybody!

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