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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 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."
Jan 15, 2018 11:08 am

EQ: 1/9/18
ER: 1/15/18
Nice rejection letter. To the point. (Military Memoir)
from domberoonie
Dec 21, 2017 9:13 pm

No confirmation from the agent's web site that submission form was successful. A bit disconcerting. Received a form rejection a few days later. So now I'm sure form submission went through on the online submission system.
When I submit with the email address I use only for submissions and related correspondence, I do a BCC to my regular email as a back-up check, and I can also check my sent-mail folder in Guess this doesn't prove the agent actually received it, though.
from pmunter
Dec 06, 2017 10:11 am

Ah, you're right. Nothing happened but that's not uncommon. It's more unusual in my experience to hear anything at all.
from minigato
Dec 05, 2017 8:46 pm

But what happened immediately after you clicked "submit"? For me, the only thing that happened was that the button disappeared—no thank-you page, nothing to indicate that the form had actually been sent.
from pmunter
Dec 05, 2017 5:18 pm

She asked for a full manuscript practically in the return email, so that's something of an acknowledgement, I guess!
from minigato
Dec 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Did anyone receive a confirmation email after submitting via the form? I didn't get taken to any kind of confirmation page on the site after hitting "submit," so now I'm paranoid it didn't go through.

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