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Ms. Claire Gerus

Claire Gerus Literary Agency


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from jcawley
Sep 14, 2018 11:44 am

Prompt, personal response. She was offended that my query letter did not appear more personalized to her. I responded with a very personal "thank you".
from JasonTVoiovich
May 09, 2018 10:04 am

EQ: 5/8/18 business
ER: 5/9/18 "not her kind of book", but polite and kind
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 31, 2017 4:10 pm

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.

from bostonwriter
Jun 24, 2017 5:50 pm

Webpage says she is now closed to all fiction queries
from TinaRussoKinney
Aug 04, 2016 9:10 pm

Was contacted by the agent to set up a phone interview. After rescheduling and then no answer at the designated time, I assume she has changed her mind about speaking with me, but never informed me of this.
from MichaelLaw
Jul 29, 2016 1:37 pm

Very quick response. Despite the rejection, she offered some incredibly timely and useful feedback!
from THATGUY11
Jun 05, 2016 10:09 pm

Got a quick but polite rejection from Claire because she said my genre didn't match her specialty. Surprised she contacted me over the weekend. Also said there might trouble trying get a book published as an anonymous author, that I might have to put my name to it.
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.

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