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Ms. Maddy Belton

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

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Maddy Belton

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Young Adult


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Known Clients (current & past)
Jules Arbeaux
Lindsey Byrd
Katja Kaine
Rosie Talbot
Author Comments
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11/16/2023 10:44 PM
Starting to lose hope on this one. It's been 44 days, and looking at the timeline, she requested a full manuscript from the person who submitted just before me, so I get the feeling that she's probably already passed on my query.
11/12/2023 08:01 PM
Query: 11/12/2023

Adult Sci-Fi / Horror - 70k
10/25/2023 05:14 PM
EQ: 08/21/23 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 10/25/23

10/23/2023 09:37 AM
I'm in uncharted territory. I queried back in February 2023. Didn't hear back so I marked it as CNR.
BUT she liked my pitch in PitBLK on 10/17/23 and asked me to submit. Do I submit again? I couldn't DM her.

Update: I resubmitted because whatever. Worse that can happen is she ignores it again.

New query: 10/21/23
Adult Fantasy 103K
10/16/2023 04:52 PM
EQ: Jan 15, 2023 (YA fantasy)
Full: Jan 16, 2023
Nudge: May 1, 2023
Kind response: May 2, 2023

I just want to say that Maddy is SUPER nice and SUPER responsive! I was so nervous about nudging; I didn't want her to think I was being pushy. But she responded quickly to say she was backed up with subs and hadn't gotten to mine yet. I was so grateful. Definitely someone you would want to work with!!

UPDATE: 8/9/23 Still haven't heard back from Maddy about my MS that was submitted back in January.

UPDATE: 10/9/23 I nudged her again in September and didn't get a response. Not sure if my email got lost in the mix, but I just nudged her again today, so we'll see what happens. It's been so long and I've had tons of requests (and, of course, rejections) since January.

UPDATE: 10/16/23 Two sentence rejection that feels almost like a form. I can honestly say that few things have hurt as much during this querying process as the end to this little saga.
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