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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from digitia
Jun 03, 2022 4:50 pm


EQ: 6/3/22
Adult Fantasy 85k
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
from Querying_Gardener
Feb 18, 2022 7:32 am


Therese is currently closed to submissions: https://www.hardmanswainson.com/our-people/
from swatithegeek
Feb 03, 2022 7:22 am


Email query w/ full attached: 02/03/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 05, 2022 10:09 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 20, 2021 2:15 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Manus_script
Nov 16, 2021 10:59 am


Query: 16. Nov 2021

YA Fantasy 93k
from arthur0207
Nov 07, 2021 3:34 pm


From their website:
We are interested in international fiction, but US authors may be better served by an agent in the US in the first instance unless there is a compelling reason to have a UK agent.
As I am in the US....this is a pass. Posting to help others.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 03, 2021 10:23 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 22, 2021 8:53 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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