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Ms. Laurie Liss

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006


AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from OPKiwi
Aug 28, 2021 2:28 pm

CNR 78 days
from giannifranco
Aug 26, 2020 1:12 pm

comm fic 08/26
from Catsamoa79
Jun 01, 2020 11:04 am

EQ: 3/18/20
CNR: 6/1/20
from KristenH
Dec 07, 2019 6:13 pm

Eq 9/27/19 (Requery Venom-Adult thriller)
ER 11/19/19 (Passed via nudges--not interested)
from Catsamoa79
Sep 10, 2019 11:04 am

EQ: 7/8/19
CNR: 9/10/19
from BillGinTexas
Jul 12, 2019 12:34 pm

OQ: 07/12/2019 Hist Fic 76k
from Hulagirl
Mar 10, 2019 12:12 am

EQ: 3/9/19

Romantic Women's fiction 69K
from domberoonie
Nov 29, 2018 10:49 pm

There doesn't seem to be an auto-response after filling out the online form. Nothing came by the zoho email I use just for submissions. Nothing showed up on agency website to acknowledge my particular submission. There was just a page repeating what they say in their guidelines (see below). So I'll send a zoho email to my regular personal email (which I always cc upon submitting) so that I have a record of the submission in my zoho mail.

Here's screen of what I got after hitting the submit button on the agency's form page:


Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. is highly selective in offering representation to writers. We receive an extraordinarily large number of unsolicited submissions and can only seriously consider those with merit. Please submit to us via email by completing the form below. [ But I already submitted on the "form" and there is no "form below" on this screen.] We regret that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can only respond to queries if we are interested in seeing more material.

Please note that we do not represent screenplays.
Thank you!
from swatithegeek
Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am

EQ (online form): 10/07/18
CNR: 11/12/18

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from Rhizanthella_
Today 8:47 pm

Online form query, 8/4/18 (YA Fantasy/Adventure, 104K)
CNR 9/17/18
from sbernich
Jul 18, 2018 1:56 pm

query - 7/18 - the good soldier - hist fic 99k
from jldelozier
May 26, 2018 11:47 am

Form query: 4/21/18 72,000 word commercial
CNR: 5/26/18
from mnk277
Mar 20, 2018 2:10 pm

Vicky- what's the topic? Mine is lit fiction and a hard sell too (mental illness)
from VickilynnBrunskill
Jan 21, 2018 9:52 am

Queried memoir 11/17 through a client of Laurie's. Liked my writing. Topic is hard to sell and will take real dedication from an agent. She does not have the bandwidth. Encouraged. It's just a time issue. Lovely agent and person. 1/21/2018
from BillGinTexas
Aug 12, 2017 1:48 pm

SQ: 07/13/2017 88k Hist Fic Thriller
SR: 08/12/2017 form rejection

According to QT Timelines, she has gotten 11 queries in the last six months. She rejected 3, and made no response to the other 8.

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