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Ms. Shari Maurer

Stringer Literary Agency



Twitter: sharimaurer

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from writtenintheclouds
Sep 25, 2022 1:32 pm

Form query: August 27, 2022
Form rejection: September 13, 2022

66k YA Contemporary Romance (BIPOC)
from WordDweller
Sep 13, 2022 2:39 pm

EQ: 9/8/2022
FR: 9/13/2022

from Zippa6
Sep 01, 2022 1:17 pm

FQ 8/18/22

YA Crossover 94K
from jennjun
Aug 23, 2022 12:27 pm

Query 08/19/22
FR 08/23/22
from erinquill8
Aug 05, 2022 12:31 pm

Query: 5 Aug 22
Pass: 5 Aug 22

from erinquill8
Jul 20, 2022 6:37 am

Query: 16 Jul 22
Form Rejection: 20 Jul 22

Picture book
from erinquill8
Jul 16, 2022 12:17 pm

Query: 16 Jul 22

Picture book
from BritMoss
Jul 12, 2022 9:32 pm

FQ: 2/12/2022
Full Request: 02/14/2022
Nudge: 05/15/2022 She responded stating she hadn't started it yet but if I hadn't heard from her by mid-june to reach out.
Rejection: 07/12/2022 almost 150 days

I can't say the rejection was a form or personalized but it wasn't helpful. She stated she love many things about my manuscript but didn't feel like it was right for her list.

YA Contemporary 76K
from Querying_Gardener
Jul 07, 2022 6:14 pm

Form rejection on a full after 160 days or so.
from judyjcs
Jun 07, 2022 5:57 pm

@smjekw Can confirm that Shari is fine with allowing 2 weeks to let you consider the offer. I was happy to sign with Shari for many reasons, and part of that was she was super helpful and patient during the 2 week period. She answered several additional questions I had after our initial call, and she also made sure to encourage/remind me to follow up with other agents who were considering my work. I have no direct info on Marlene, but working with Shari was great!
from judyjcs
Jun 07, 2022 5:52 pm

submitted query 4/22/22
rec'd request for call 4/26
talked on the phone, sent add'l manuscripts and rec'd offer of rep on 4/28
accepted offer of rep 5/11/22 !!!
from laurac802
Jun 02, 2022 6:44 am

FQ 5/26/22 (literary fiction)
FR 5/30/22
from BritMoss
May 15, 2022 11:51 am

@smjekw I think she does two weeks. Someone commented they accepted rep from her but gave her two weeks to make the decision. Sounds like she's fine with it.
from smjekw
May 14, 2022 1:53 pm

Marlene Stringer is known for only allowing authors 3 days to decide on an offer of rep. She "isn't going to compete." Anyone know if that's an agency-wide policy or if it's only Marlene? If it's agency-wide, I won't query.
from DelStar99
Apr 21, 2022 9:12 pm

Jan 2nd 2022 - Query Sent (Online Form QM - Longer form than most, I really liked it! Lots of good questions!) YA Contemporary.
Jan 3rd 2022 - Full Request (I sent it the same day via QM)

Rejection March 4/22: High praise of story and characters, "beautiful, heart wrenching" but not quite right fit for her list at the moment.

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