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Ms. Claire Gerus

Claire Gerus Literary Agency


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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 01, 2016 8:33 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from SMateer
Feb 22, 2015 3:46 pm

queried 01/22/15. Single in the CIA, memoir. received almost immediate response back asking for more information (how I had heard about her, any other agents, etc.) This was a first for me.

She requested a full a bit later on 01/22/15. Hopeful on this one, she seems great.

update - nudged on 02/20 and received rejection.

I did read it. I like the concept but on reflection, I'm not confident I could find a publisher for it. Reluctantly, I think I must step aside. Thanks so much for letting me see it!
from LJEdwards
Oct 01, 2014 10:54 pm

Claire responded within two hours of my website query. We spoke on the phone the next morning, and she requested an exclusive. She sold our book within two weeks to Lyon's Press/Rowman & Littlefield for good terms.
from kaemichaels
May 22, 2014 2:41 pm

I submitted a query to Claire and she emailed asking to speak over the phone. She told me that my book didn't fall in women's fiction or YA and she didn't seem to know about the New Adult genre (or at least wasn't interested in repp'ing it). She offered some great advice and said she would take another look if I decided to revise.
from dgstarnes
Oct 30, 2013 8:06 am

website says no fiction :(
from CraftyCreations411
Jul 27, 2013 7:51 pm

EQ 26 Jul 13

Asked for proposal seconds later!
from nottooshabby
Jun 18, 2013 9:34 am

kind kind rejection -- suggestion to self-pub -- hope this isn't code for "you might as well self pub because it is so awful no agent will come near it..."

Your memoir sounds very credible and quite fascinating, Alas, I read many equally impressive memoir proposals, and

wish that I could sell more of them. Right now, the market is very tight and editors want "platform, platform, platform!"

That means, how many people know you as a "household word"--and it's unfair, because very few writers can claim to be

instantly recognizable.

For that reason, I suggest you publish this worthwhile book yourself, retain all the rights to the material, and enjoy the financial

fruits of your labors. The publishing industry is changing, and while traditional publishing is in crisis, there are more options for

talented writers than ever before. I do wish you the best in choosing the right option for you.

from juliatuch
Jun 10, 2013 3:54 pm

We talked for a short time and she gave me helpful advice about my proposal. She also will send it to someone who may be able to help me with it. Seems like a lovely woman. Alas, no rep yet.
from juliatuch
Jun 06, 2013 11:48 am

Claire asked for my proposal on the 15th of May. I have not received a response but i know this all takes time. She seems like a lovely person and I have heard nothing but good things about her. WIll see what happens....
from chrislee
May 18, 2013 1:23 am

Yes, I hope so for you too. Congrats!
from professor
May 17, 2013 8:34 am

She's my agent. I'm hoping she really is lovely. Would be a nice change.
from chrislee
May 16, 2013 11:55 pm

The fastest, kindest rejection ever.
Good luck to those with partials and fulls out with her, she seems lovely.
from wildeatmosphere
Apr 29, 2013 5:49 pm

Thanks professor! I am going to work very hard on the proposal over the next few days and send her my best work. She is at the top of my wish list. Thank you for the support. I am new to this process and have enjoyed the comments.
from professor
Apr 29, 2013 5:01 pm

Claire only asks for proposals for projects that interest her deeply. Congrats. Write a really good proposal. She sells a lot of books.
from wildeatmosphere
Apr 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Responded within 4 hours asking for a proposal.

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