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Ms. Joanna Swainson

Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency

S86 Somerset House, Strand

London WC2R 1LA

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Twitter: JoannaSwainson

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 05, 2022 10:10 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 20, 2021 2:14 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks wirdschonklappen
from wirdschonklappen
Dec 20, 2021 7:58 am

The agency is closed to queries until January 5th :)
from davegoodman
Nov 19, 2021 1:34 am

Email query - 14/10/2021 - SF, 105k
Withdrawn due to offer of rep 19/11/2021
from arthur0207
Sep 23, 2021 11:12 am

Was about to send in a query and I am located in the US - found this on their website.Sharing in hopes it is of help to others:
"...We are interested in international fiction, but US authors may be better served with an agent in the US in the first instance unless there is a compelling reason to have a UK agent."
from LarkMarie
Apr 15, 2021 10:26 am

Query, proposal, full manuscript submitted on 3/28/21, 135k true crime/me too memoir
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:39 am

Submitted fantasy/crime June 2020. Never heard back. Agency connected with terf tweets - I didn't realise this until after I had submitted. Since both I and MC are enby, I didn't expect to hear back.
from M_Heck
Dec 12, 2020 11:55 am

47 day nudge
53 days bubble popped
from TinaHendricks
Oct 12, 2020 1:28 pm

Adult commercial fantasy, 87k 10/12/20, not likely to request as their website indicated that if writer is from the USA she should seek USA agents
from banaesma
Sep 10, 2020 11:34 am

EQ: 17/07/20 LitFic 83k
Send full manuscript per request on page, here's hoping!
Nudged 9 September, 2020
Form rejection 10 September, 2020
At least now I know lol
from javalon14
May 13, 2020 10:20 am

EQ 5/13/2020

Lit Fic 113k
from Panotti
Today 2:49 am

Don't panic if you're seeing lots of "requests for fulls" after your submission to this agent: it doesnt mean the agent has shown interest in someone who submitted after you, it's because she asks you to submit your full straight away - so technically we should all be changing our status for this agent to "full"
from KristenH
Oct 12, 2019 7:15 am

EQ 7/8/19 (Venom)
CNR 10/10/19 (No word via nudges)
from StorySpinner
Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm

EQ: 18th July 2019
The only literary agency I've come across that asks for a full manuscript up front.
from ksanderson
Jan 04, 2019 5:19 pm

EQ: 1/4/2019
supernatural thriller

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