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Robin Straus

Robin Straus Agency, Inc.

229 East 79th Street

New York, NY 10075

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from LarkMarie
Apr 28, 2021 8:43 am

Query, annotated table of contents, prologue, and chapter 1 sent 12/6/20 (agent was open to queries then) for 135k true crime/me too memoir.

1/26/21 "we will not ask to represent this" email.
from reason
Mar 13, 2021 4:33 pm

EQ: 11/11/2020
ER: 3/11/2020

Women's Fic 91K
from MissPlum
Feb 23, 2021 2:22 am

Her website is throwing an error page and I can't find an alternate site on the internet.
from TinaHendricks
Nov 28, 2020 5:50 pm

Adult female-driven fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/28/20
from M_Heck
Nov 03, 2020 10:40 am

13 day form rejection.
Same form as everyone else's.
from giannifranco
Aug 28, 2020 9:59 am

comm fic 08/16
denied 08/28
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2019 2:44 pm

EQ 8/3/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/7/18 (Passed--can't offer rep)

10/13/18: EQ 8/23/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 10/10/18 (Passed--no reason)

12/2/18: EQ 11/14/18 (2nd Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 11/20/18 (Passed--can't offer rep)

Eq 1/11/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 2/4/19 (Passed--can't offer rep)

4/20/19: 2/21/19 (3rd/final requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 4/16/19 (No word from nudges)

6/23/19: EQ 6/21/19 (2nd/final requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection from Katelyn (no requeries, which is different--same rejection as before--can't offer rep)
from melpage
Jul 19, 2018 9:30 am

EQ 6/13/2018 historical 73K
ER 6/25/2018 form
from Catsamoa79
May 11, 2018 6:20 pm

EQ: 3/29/18
ER: 5/11/18
Form letter, almost 6 weeks to the day, which is what they say; signed by Katelyn Hales, not Robin Straus
from KristenH
Aug 01, 2017 3:44 pm

EQ 7/26/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
ER 7/31/17 (Passed-not a good fit.) Will try her with DI later this fall.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 13, 2017 1:59 pm

She is listed now. Thanks for letting me know.
from pickfordm
Dec 18, 2016 1:13 pm

I pitched at Binder Con to her associate, Katelyn.
Query sent 11/13/16
Rejected 12/17/16 :(
Her comments were specific to the first chapter, so I know she read at least that far. She was pleasant, and gave a reason for the rejection. Fellow queriers, though, I'm losing hope.
from KristenH
May 09, 2016 4:08 pm

On 4/41/6, I've requeried Robin with Chain Reaction. Today I've heard back with her--she passed, since she rarely rep thrillers.
from technothrillers
Apr 06, 2016 7:46 am

Most pompous rejection letter ever.

Don't bother.

They ought to stick with a no response policy because this kind of attitude would never make me recommend them to anyone.I ordinarily never complain about getting a response but this was so arrogant that even if they came back and offered to be be agent exclusively and dedicate their lives to my work, I would tell them to go suck it.

I'm learning most of these people are not willing to work for the 15% of whatever measly advance the publisher gives...2000 or 3000...300 bucks is not worth it to them. They want to be a parasite on someone with an established following who is going to put money in their pocket without having to do a thing. They need those authors far more than the authors need them. No vision to see an author willing to invest in their book and build a brand. There are some hardworking ones out there who know how to grow their business...stick with the bigger houses that have the common sense to run a business by working at it from the ground up.(Writers House. Maass. Etc...)This is not that agency!!

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