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Ms. Claire Gerus

Claire Gerus Literary Agency


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from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 3:26 pm

from Rochellesjolseth
Apr 27, 2021 7:12 am

well connected, likes all the genres of mine, nf only does editing as well as agenting
from LarkMarie
Apr 14, 2021 11:22 am

Query with annotated table of contents sent 4/8/21.

135k true crime/me too memoir
Jul 07, 2020 1:25 pm

Query sent on 5/17/2020
Request for Proposal received 5/17/2020
Full proposal sent 5/17/2020
After a complete review of the proposal feels additional editor work is needed. Rejection at this time 7/7/2020
from ISandusky
Jan 20, 2020 1:26 pm

Claire represented a proposal of mine in 2013. She was extremely communicative, helpful, and kind throughout the process. She's very well connected in the publishing world, and has an exceptional track record. I would consider anyone who gets to work with her lucky - and I hope to work with her again in the future!
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
Today 5:50 pm

Webpage says she is now closed to all fiction queries
from TinaRussoCoash
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.

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