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Mr. Robin Wade

Wade & Co Literary Agency

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Robin Wade

Wade & Co Literary Agency

33 Cormorant Lodge / Thomas More Street
London E1W 1AU
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction


General Non-Fiction
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/02/2023 12:12 PM
Email Query: 2/24
Personalized Rejection: 3/2

Was probably the nicest rejection I've received.
10/14/2021 06:26 PM
EQ: 10/10/21
ER: 10/14/21

Adult science fiction, 119K
05/05/2021 08:55 AM
EQ YA with first 10,000 words at start of May 2021. Form rejection 4 days later.
04/28/2021 10:45 AM
Submitted 153,000 word science fiction novel on 4/21/2021. I screwed up and used my personal email, told him to disregard that letter, and sent again with my work email. Here's hoping he gets the right one and i didn't screw it up.
Got response on 4/28/2021- nice form rejection letter. He responded on time like he said on his website, so that's a plus
02/24/2021 08:45 AM
Submitted fantasy/crime July 2020. When I nudged in August, he said he hadn't received it and asked me to resubmit. Rejection said that it didn't grab his imagination.
10/17/2019 05:49 AM
16-9-19. Got a very nice rejection letter (if such a thing exists!). Sad that Robin did not feel energised with the story enough to represent me, but he seems like a very genuine guy and I'll definitely be trying him again with future work. Quick turnaround with both the query and full.
11/02/2018 11:02 AM
EQ: 10/18/18
ER: 10/29/18
Historical fiction 98k
09/30/2018 07:04 AM
EQ 6/11/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 6/25/18 (Passed--not for him)

9/30/18: EQ 8/3/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 9/21/18 (Passed--not for him)
06/25/2018 08:35 AM
EQ: 6/13/18
ER: 6/25/18
A form-like letter, but somewhat personalized as he apologized for being out of the office for a few days so that the response took longer than he expected.
05/27/2018 07:04 AM
EQ 11/29/17 (Venom)
ER 12/5/17 (Passed--didn't grab her attention.)

3/6/18: EQ 2/26/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 3/6/18 (Passed--didn't grab her attention.)

5/25/18: EQ 4/6/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/25/18 (Passed from nudge--not for him, mentioned show vs tell)
08/09/2017 12:58 PM
Dark Erotic
EQ 8/1/17
ER 9/9/17 Form rejection

Fast and courteous rejection response
05/03/2017 09:14 PM
EQ: 4/22/17
ER: 5/3/17, form-letter rej.

Philosophical/Lit. fiction; 117,000 words
01/10/2015 01:26 AM
EQ: 11/13/14
ER: 11/20/14

Form rejection (same friendly, personalised rejection reproduced below)

SF/Fantasy crossover
Patrick (Admin)
09/29/2014 01:24 PM
Thank you, digger. For some reason, British agencies can be very secretive about exactly what genres they're interested in.
09/26/2014 02:31 AM
Several comments below about genres - their website (not sure if this is a recent change) states: "We are actively looking for new writers across the board, both general and genre fiction and non-fiction"

I interpret that to mean they are open to ANY genre. The only specific exclusions listed are "books for children, poetry, plays, screenplays and short stories".
09/18/2012 04:16 PM
EQ 13th Sept
ER 18th Sept

I really do prefer agents who take the time to send a rejection letter. I know many agents are just too busy to do this, however, it is nice to at least know it is a NO.

Also one of the better form rejection letters. Put my first name in and the stock standard rejection is:

Many thanks for your kind words and for sending us this proposal, which I read with interest. I considered it carefully but I’m afraid on balance it just doesn’t quite grab my imagination in the way that it must for me to offer to represent you. So I must follow my instinct and pass on this occasion. I’m sorry to be so disappointing, but thanks for thinking of us. Of course this is a totally subjective judgement, so do try other agents and I wish you every success.

Kind regards


09/12/2012 09:30 AM
Where on their website does it say they don't do Fantasy or Romance?
01/05/2012 12:37 PM
They do not consider Fantasy or Romance. I asked. Anyway, they seem a very good agency. Good luck to all.
09/04/2011 03:43 PM
PATRICK - Why isn't there any genres submitted for this agency. They seem to represent adult and YA fiction (no poetry, children's books)?
03/13/2009 12:00 PM
He got back to me in just a few days with a very kind rejection email.
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