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Ms. Shari Maurer

Stringer Literary Agency

NY



Website: www.stringerlit.com

Twitter: sharimaurer

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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 judyjcs
May 04, 2022 12:46 am


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
from BritMoss
Apr 29, 2022 6:53 am


FQ: 2/12/2022
Full Request: 02/14/2022

YA Contemporary 76K
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.

from amcbradley
Feb 28, 2022 9:27 am


FQ - Jan. 27
Full - Jan. 31
Kind rejection - Feb. 28 - "really liked" the MC but "didn't fall in love" with the book in the way needed to offer rep.
from rscott
Feb 18, 2022 11:37 am


Thank you very much for your query, which we have read with interest. Unfortunately, the project does not seem right for this agency, and we are sorry that we cannot offer to serve as your literary agent. This is not always a reflection of the merit of your submission--many of the submissions we read are excellent, they just aren't right for us.
We also apologize for the form rejection. The sheer number of queries we receive prevents personalization in order for us to respond in a timely fashion.
We wish you all the best in finding more suitable representation, encourage you to query widely, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your work.
Sincerely,
The Stringer Literary Agency LLC
from MOwriter
Feb 01, 2022 2:24 pm


Form Query: 11/5/21
Full Request: 11/9/21
Rejection on full: 02/01/22

YA Contemporary, 76,000

from tamityant
Jan 15, 2022 5:40 am


Query sent: 8/01/2022
Rejection received: 9/01/2022
YA Mystery

Form rejection -
Thank you very much for your query, which we have read with interest. Unfortunately, the project does not seem right for this agency, and we are sorry that we cannot offer to serve as your literary agent. This is not always a reflection of the merit of your submission--many of the submissions we read are excellent, they just aren't right for us.
We also apologize for the form rejection. The sheer number of queries we receive prevents personalization in order for us to respond in a timely fashion.
We wish you all the best in finding more suitable representation, encourage you to query widely, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your work.
Sincerely,
The Stringer Literary Agency LLC
from heyitsLex
Dec 18, 2021 5:14 am


FQ: 12/18/2021
YA Adventure Romance 120k

I queried a while back, but have made significant changes/improvements to the ms and query letter since- fingers crossed something will come out of it
from J_J_LT
Dec 03, 2021 11:55 am


Form Query: 2021 Nov 30 (Fiction PB)
Form Rejection: 2021 Dec 3
from CRogers
Dec 03, 2021 10:37 am


Form Query: 12/1/21
Rejection: 12/3/21
The project didn't seem like the right fit for her agency.

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from Mynamewastaken
Nov 15, 2021 11:13 am


Form Query: 11/14
Form Rej: 11/15
PB
from cey519
Oct 01, 2021 8:46 am


Queried: 9/30/21
Full request: 10/1/21

Ya contemporary
from robinkmoore
Oct 01, 2021 12:22 am


Shari Maurer is currently seeking contemporary & historical YA and MG (no fantasy, please), and picture books. She's drawn to characters who have passion and grit, and would love to see stories that have humor, social justice, and suspense --not necessarily all in the same book!

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