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Ms. Samantha Haywood

Transatlantic Literary Agency

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Samantha Haywood

Transatlantic Literary Agency

Toronto, ON
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
  • Mystery, Cozy
Women's Fiction


Cultural/Social Issues
True Adventure/Crime
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Known Clients (current & past)
Don Aker
Jan Andrews
Marianne Apostolides
Martha Baillie
Effie Balomenos
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
Pan Bouyoucas
Karleen Bradford
Brian Busby
Patrick Conlon
Anita Daher
Rachelle Delaney
Florin Diacu
Matt Duggan
Cary Fagan
Lesley Fairfield
Maureen Fergus
Tess Fragoulis
Maureen Garvie
Natale Ghent
A.S.A Harrison
Katherine Jacob
Joshua Knelman
Shari Lapeña
Janice Lindsay
Louisa McCormack
Rosalind B. Penfold
Jenny Prior
Joanne Proulx
Ray Robertson
Leah Rumack
Daria Salamon
Devyani Saltzman
Lana Slezic
Stephen Smith
Amanda Sussman
Peter Trifonas
Zoe Whittall
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/10/2023 11:30 AM
@ramblinjackelliot I so agree with your comment. If you want us to be careful about not submitting to another agent at your agency after we've submitted to you, give us some parameters. What is a "reasonable length of time"? Why not say a month or whatever? I feel like if they can't be a little more clear in their expectations, we might as well go for it.
03/06/2023 03:05 PM
Query: 02/19/23
80 K historical
02/13/2023 06:15 PM
@yirray. I think we gives these agents too much credit for keeping tabs on what comes through their inboxes. If you submitted to another agent a while ago, go for it with Ms. Haywood. They certainly won't figure it out unless (or until!) Ms. Haywood falls in love with your story, by which time, this little indiscretion will be no issue. What's the worse they can do anyway? Not respond? Go for it!
02/13/2023 01:44 PM
@mevrouw_bee I know! I'm not sure what to think, I wish it were clearer
02/13/2023 11:01 AM
@yiiray The site is contradictory, isn't it? The main submissions page says, "Our preference is that you submit to one agent at a time, but if you plan to submit your material to more than one agent than we ask you to declare that overlap in your covering letter."

But Samantha's page says, "Please note if other agents are also considering the project and please do not submit to me if you have already submitted to another Transatlantic Agent."

Hard to say. It would be nice if the website said they shared queries or that after so many weeks, consider it a pass...

02/13/2023 10:54 AM
I submitted to another agent a long time ago who never responded. Do you think in this case I could still query Samantha
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/13/2023 09:06 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
02/13/2023 06:47 AM
EQ: 13 Feb 2023
Commercial Women's Historical Fiction: 99k
Patrick (Admin)
02/08/2023 01:36 PM
Thanks Mevrouw_Bee
02/08/2023 11:43 AM
Patrick: According to her Facebook page, she's opening her inbox to submissions for one month as of February 13 2023.
11/01/2022 09:46 AM
Agents website does not indicate she is closed to queries, but I received a reply email, stating that she was, and offering no timeline.
04/02/2022 11:04 AM
Email query: 1/30/22
Closed No Response 4/2/22

Upmarket 87k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/02/2022 10:24 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
01/11/2022 11:57 PM
@Belle_91 On the agency website, they said they were closed for the holidays until 4 January. So yes, open for Jan queries, but after the 4th.
01/02/2022 10:02 AM
I queried her at the appropriate email, but got back a reply saying she's closed to queries except by referral. So....I'm not sure if my query went through. It said she was open to general submissions starting Jan. 1 and I queried her on Jan. 2
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/01/2022 01:36 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
01/01/2022 08:04 AM
Open for Submissions January 2022 only per agency website.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/02/2021 09:37 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
09/10/2021 10:35 AM
She is open to queries for the month of September 2021.
05/12/2021 11:21 AM
11/15/20 (when still open to queries) query, annotated table of contents, first 15 pages, 135k true crime/me too memoir

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Last Update:
02/13/2023 - Open to queries. Genres updated.
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