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Ms. Lauren MacLeod

The Strothman Agency

196 Eighth Street, Flagship Wharf 611

Charlestown, MA 02129

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Twitter: Lauren_MacLeod

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from agreeable
May 19, 2018 3:35 pm

EQ: 4/27 (#DVPit request)
FR: 5/1
ER: 5/17 with a short note on why she decided against it.
Update: I decided to risk it and email back, asking for clarification on her note to me and if she could expand on what needed to be fixed. She sent back some suggestions, which was really nice of her. So even though she passed, it was a really positive experience and I managed to get some helpful feedback out of it, even without an official R&R.

FYI, she says on her profile that any query with #ownvoices in the subject line gets read first.
from redpandabear
May 15, 2018 3:27 pm

EQ: 5/15/18

YA Fantasy 91k
from Michelle_in_WI
May 10, 2018 6:33 pm

EQ 2/06
CNR 5/10

Contemporary YA 74K
from AliciaIsWriting
May 03, 2018 2:15 pm

EQ 7/31/17 - YA Dark Fantasy 76k
FR 8/15/17 - Yay!
Sent 8/15/17
*fingers crossed* *toes crossed*
R&R 10/13/17
Revise and resubmit, with suggestions about what to change. I'm going to have to spend a little time thinking about how to implement this, but Lauren seems great, and addressing the points she raises can only improve this manuscript. So I'm going to give this a shot!
Resubmission 3/13/18 - now 87k
Lauren is really great. My interactions with her have been lovely. Her revision suggestions were true to my story and made it better. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
from safashaqsy
Apr 21, 2018 11:35 pm

EQ: 7th April 2018

YA contemporary #ownvoices 60K
from Mananda9
Apr 13, 2018 8:56 pm

EQ: 4/13/18

YA Fantasy
from annikab
Apr 06, 2018 5:22 pm

EQ 10/28/17
FR 11/29/17
ER 4/5/18 with a very nice email.

from cupcake
Mar 29, 2018 11:49 am

EQ 3/1/18
ER 3/29/18
“Dear Author...”
Contemporary middle grade 65 k
from peppermint22
Jan 19, 2018 8:24 am

EQ - 9/3
FR - 9/18 (sent next day)
ER - 10/19 (form)

YA Historical Fantasy
from safashaqsy
Jan 13, 2018 6:54 am

EQ: 12 Jan 2018

washed out
from bestseller1980
Dec 08, 2017 6:19 pm

EQ: 10/4/17 (#DVpit request w/ first 50 pages)
FR: 12/8/17 (She apologized for the delayed response)

YA Contemporary 74K

from surfrat224
Dec 08, 2017 11:23 am

EQ: 10/14/17
ER: 12/8/17 (form)

YA Contemporary
from why_archibald
Dec 08, 2017 10:11 am

EQ: 11/9
Nudged with offer: 11/15
Polite step-aside, cited Thanksgiving: 11/17

...I signed with another agent on 11/29, but then got a SECOND REJECTION on my cold query 12/8! Double whammy, lol.
ER: 12/8

YA Fantasy
from LightofBeauty
Dec 08, 2017 9:47 am

EQ: 11/3

ER: 12/8

One of those "Dear Author" forms signed by the agency.

Dear Author,

Thank you very much for giving us a chance to consider your work. Unfortunately, your project is not right for us at this time. Publishing is a matter of taste, however, and another agent may feel differently—we encourage you to keep looking for an enthusiastic editor or agent. We wish you the very best of luck with your work.


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from oaklandjpg
Nov 01, 2017 11:26 am

EQ 11/1/17

MG fiction

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