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Ms. Lori Steel

Raven Quill Literary Agency



Website: ravenliterary.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Loriasteel/

Twitter: Bookishsort

AAR Member: Yes

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from gcontelmo
Sep 28, 2021 2:34 pm


FQ: 9/6/2021
FR: 9/28/2021

YA Fantasy 91k
from shanna
Sep 26, 2021 7:49 pm


6/24/21: EQ
8/13/21: Request for 2-3 more PBs to be sent. I'll polish my manuscripts for one more day and submit them on 8/15/21.
9/26/21: Lori said my PBs had more of a MG voice, and she asked me to send her my MG novel instead (which I had mentioned in my previous email). Sent same day, 9/26/21.

Original query was PB, character-driven fiction, non-rhyming, 550 words
Follow-up query was MG, Spec Fic, 63K words
from sophiakate
Sep 19, 2021 7:56 pm


form query 8/10/21
form rejection 9/18/21
90k ya fantasy
"While there is a lot to appreciate here, I did not connect with the pages in a way I must in order to move forward with representation at this time. Of course, this is a subjective business and other agent may feel differently, so I encourage you to continue querying to find the perfect home for your story."
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 15, 2021 5:09 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from AmaMizu6
Aug 30, 2021 10:26 am


FQ: 08/11/2021
FR: 08/27/2021

YA Urban Fantasy 108k, Form Rejection

Thank you for your query. I appreciate the opportunity to consider (BOOK) for possible representation.

While there is a lot to appreciate here, I did not connect with the pages in a way I must in order to move forward with representation at this time. Of course, this is a subjective business and other agent may feel differently, so I encourage you to continue querying to find the perfect home for your story.

Thanks again for the chance to read and I wish you all the best on your future queries.
Kind regards.
from Sagesoul
Aug 28, 2021 2:21 pm


7/28/21 EQ
8/27/21 form R

51K MG literary/mystery
from Zooks3
Aug 22, 2021 7:31 pm


7/14/21 EQ re: Moody's Bluff - MG
8/22/21 - form rejection
from lingiswriting
Aug 20, 2021 1:26 pm


EQ: 7/12/21
ER: 8/20/21

Con YA 66k
from Lysistrata31
Aug 19, 2021 11:02 am


Queried 6/3
Full Request 7/14
Offer of Representation!!! 8/5

I have accepted Lori's offer, and am thrilled to be part of the Raven Quill team! Lori is incredibly kind, smart, and most importantly, believes in my manuscript as much as I do! If you have something on her wishlist, do know she reads the slush pile, because that's where she found me!
from KerrieElizabeth
Aug 15, 2021 11:40 am


7/26/21 EQ The Lost Thing PB
8/15/21 R Form letter
from d5johansen
Jul 24, 2021 6:59 pm


Q: 7/23
R: 7/24
Picture book list is very full at the moment
from MargaretZ
Jul 03, 2021 11:29 am


Rejection, but the following words were encouraging: "While there is much to appreciate in this project..."
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 01, 2021 10:22 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from learn4ever
Apr 12, 2021 11:27 am


Form Query: 7/13/20
Form Rej: 7/18/20

Rhyming PB

Very nice response...
Thank you for your query. I appreciate the opportunity to consider X for possible representation. It's clear that you've put a lot of time and effort into this manuscript. Unfortunately, I did not connect with the story in the way I hoped and must regretfully pass. Of course, this is a subjective business and others may feel differently so I encourage you to continue querying other agents who may be a better match for your projects. Thanks again for the chance to read and I wish you all the best on your writing journey.
from ccosme722
Mar 10, 2021 9:11 am


EQ: 1/22/21

Form Rej: 3/10/21

YA Cont, 57K

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