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Ms. Laura Strachan

Strachan Literary Agency

P.O. Box 2091

Annapolis, MD 21404


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Online Form: Closed

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from vcostello
May 04, 2021 10:56 am

I queried Laura on March 26, sent my full MS on her request the next day. I heard back on April 26 and accepted her offer of representation today, May 4.
from max_entropy
Apr 05, 2021 6:16 pm

FQ 4/26/21, Upmarket Contemporary Crime / Women’s Literary Fiction
Agency has intimate approach, quite low-key presentation, but only two agents.
Polite FR 4/27/21 (fast!)
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 28, 2021 6:14 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from MikeNordenstrom
Mar 26, 2021 8:09 am

FQ, 03/25/2021
RL, 03/25/2021
Heard back in just a few hours. Very fast, very fast rejection, but quick all the same. Wasn't the usual form letter. She's seems very kind and gave some nice encouragement. What a bummer, LOL.
from GregariousPoetry
Mar 25, 2021 2:25 pm

Received a rejection within an hour haha. She hated one of my comp titles, so she felt that the book would probably be a bad fit. Nice to get a reason, and I appreciated her promptness. Best of luck to everyone else.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 24, 2021 8:00 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Jun 25, 2019 1:41 pm

6/24/19: nudged on lit-fic full from 2/3/19.
6/25/19: Replied that she would read it soon with a very kind and personal email. Two hours after that she sent a form rejection. She's been very transparent this whole time, though. Her initial full request made it clear she had a backlog of submissions and it would take her a long time to get to it. And no, I don't think the nudge garnered the rejection. It just got her to take a look at it.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 01, 2019 8:09 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 01, 2019 9:08 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from JaeStories
Oct 08, 2018 10:57 am

EQ: 1/20, via online form
FR: 1/22. I'm doing the happy dance! :)
10/8: Form rejection.....

99k YA Japanese Myth
from DiscoStories
Jul 26, 2018 6:17 pm

EQ: 12/21/17 Memoir (obviously before she closed to queries)
FR: 12/21/17 same day!
Fingers crossed.
6/11/18: Nudged
6/11/18: Laura apologized for the delay and said she would get to the ms soon.
7/25/18: "pass" with no reason why :(
from zion427
May 15, 2018 9:15 pm

Laury5, if you check her listings under Publisher's Marketplace, she has a number of completed books listed under Rights. I don't see this being done by many other agents.
from laury5
May 15, 2018 9:13 am

Full ms. requested and sent 11/22. I nudged 3/22/2018 and she replied that she would get to the ms. Doesn't look like she's reading any of the full subs.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 31, 2018 9:14 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from JaeStories
Jan 20, 2018 12:09 am

All-- This note is on their website. If you're thinking about querying, do it soon.
"Announcement: Effective, January 31, 2018, Strachan Literary Agency will close to submissions. We currently have a backlog of reading, and it isn't fair to authors to leave them in limbo for such long periods of time. We will reopen to submissions as soon as we've caught up. Thanks for your understanding."

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