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Mr. Rupert Heath

Rupert Heath Literary Agency

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Rupert Heath

Rupert Heath Literary Agency

United Kingdom
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


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Patrick (Admin)
03/11/2023 05:49 PM
Profile Update: Agent deceased Thanks The_Smoke3
03/08/2023 11:41 AM
I’m afraid it looks like Rupert Heath has died, according to the publishing company he set up.
"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of the founder of Dean Street Press, Rupert Heath. After a life filled with passion for literature, travel, art, music and love for his family, his big heart failed him."
02/24/2021 08:43 AM
Submitted fantasy/crime July 2020. Never heard back.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
04/18/2019 07:10 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
Patrick (Admin)
04/18/2019 07:08 AM
t_amcdonald, Yes, that's a mailbox full error. It's not a good sign that his inbox has been full for this long. I'll mark him closed for now.
04/18/2019 05:34 AM
patrick, I didn't check. I'll send another and let you know why
Sent this morning. This is the message I got:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

(ultimately generated from emailagency@rupertheath.com)
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SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<testmail412@gmail.com>:
552-5.2.2 The email account that you tried to reach is over quota. Please direct
552-5.2.2 the recipient to
552 5.2.2 https://support.google.com/mail/?p=OverQuotaPerm
Patrick (Admin)
04/03/2019 02:28 PM
t_amcdonald, does it list a specific reason? Often the problem is that their inbox is full.
04/03/2019 12:34 PM
mail keeps bouncing back, yet website works fine
06/21/2018 10:37 AM
EQ: 4/23/18
CNR: 6/21/18
10/28/2017 09:32 AM
Anyone tried RH recently? I am getting bounce backs from the email address on their website.
05/27/2015 04:59 PM
Can anyone tell me if they sent an American style query letter (with more of a book blurb than a synopsis) or a more formal British style letter to this agent? I think my MS might be more suited to a British agent but I'm never sure if I should be appraoching them differently.
01/10/2015 01:20 AM
EQ: 11/12/14
CNR: 01/10/15

Form rejection

SF/Fantasy crossover
12/15/2014 09:42 AM
EQ: 10/2
ER: 12/15 - form

"Sorry we cannot offer you representation . . . Due to the volume of submissions we cannot offer you any more feedback."
03/13/2014 06:44 AM
EQ Nov 12th
PR Jan 22nd
Personal rejection March 13th
03/04/2014 05:00 PM
Does anyone know if he responds to all partials? I have been waiting since January 23rd.
04/10/2013 12:23 PM
EQ: 2/4 to Diana Beaumont
Partial request from Rupert Heath 3/3
ER: 3/26
Possibly the sweetest rejection ever:

"Thanks for the material. You and your book seem absolutely marvellous and, though unfortunately we are unable to represent you ourselves, I think other agents will be interested and I do wish you the best of luck elsewhere."
03/09/2012 12:03 PM
EQ 2/21 to Diana Beaumont
Partial request from Rupert Heath 3/8
02/06/2012 03:19 AM
EQ 24/01/2012 Historical Fiction
Request for full 24/01/2012

Personalised rejection 06/02/2012:
'Thanks for this. I thought it was extremely well done. In the end I had to reluctantly conclude that we had our hands full with our current list of historical fiction authors, but I am sure other agents will be in a different position and I wish you the very best of luck elsewhere'

Nice feedback and prompt responses, a pleasure to deal with him.
01/12/2012 08:43 AM
EQ 1/3/12

Request for 50 pages 1/11/12

Seems to be his modus operandi. :-)
01/01/2012 03:15 PM
Request for full ms Dec. 23 - Rejection Jan. 1

too busy to take on new clients?? Quick response.
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Last Update:
03/11/2023 - Deceased
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