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Ms. Therese Coen

Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency

S86 Somerset House, Strand

London WC2R 1LA



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Website: www.hardmanswainson.com/

Twitter: theresecoen

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from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2022 8:59 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from emilyclaire5020
Aug 31, 2022 2:38 pm


Email Query: 8/31/22

75k YA Fantasy
from BL2017
Aug 17, 2022 8:23 pm


EQ: 08/17/22 adult sci-fi 76k
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!
from CRogers
May 26, 2022 8:19 am


EQ: 5/9/22
ER: 5/26/22
She couldn't connect with the voice of the novel. Still, her rejection was kind and supportive.

YA Romance 79k
from FTMCRR
May 03, 2022 3:39 pm


Query + full 26/04/22
Rejection email 03/05/22

Kind rejection. 120k Adult Speculative
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 25, 2022 9:14 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks LIMAMA1956
from LIMAMA1956
Apr 25, 2022 6:36 pm


Open for queries per Twitter
from zenoviabards
Apr 11, 2022 4:04 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.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 18, 2022 5:09 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks Querying_Gardener

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