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Robin Straus

Robin Straus Agency, Inc.

229 East 79th Street

New York, NY 10075

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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!!
from KristenH
Mar 14, 2016 4:05 pm

On 2/5/16, I've requeried Venom to Robin-over the weekend she passed. (Taking on few new clients, small business). I'll try her with CR next month.
from JohnPansini
Dec 02, 2015 3:17 pm

Got a very kind form-letter reject from her. Much appreciated.
from tracker_of_agents
Sep 19, 2015 3:12 pm

EQ: 9/19/2015

history / narrative nonfiction
from JD_Wallace_826
Mar 28, 2014 1:55 pm

EQ 3/7/14
ER 3/27/14

Commercial Spy - 94k
from zippyMP
Dec 10, 2013 10:04 am

EQ 10/10
ER 11/04
from BarryBron
Nov 04, 2013 3:53 pm

NF query 10-1-13
Rejection 11-4-13

Thank you for your interest in our agency. We have reviewed the information you sent regarding your book project and are sorry to report to you that we will not ask to consider the work for representation.
Please understand that we are a very small agency and take on practically no new clients. With limited time and personnel, we've learned to trust our instincts about whether there would be a good fit between a particular writer and us. We certainly recognize that we might well be passing up a good opportunity.
We wish you the best of luck in placing this with another agent and ultimately, a publisher.
Logan Herries

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