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No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Sterling Lord Literistic.

This Agent is Closed to Queries.

Mr. Ira Silverberg



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from 20YearsAgo
Oct 27, 2011 10:33 am


According to Publisher's Marketplace, he'll be leaving the agency next month to take a position with the National Endowment of the Arts.
from phyllo
Jun 30, 2011 10:27 am


SQ June 6
SR June 30

Very pleasantly worded rejection (possibly boiler-plate?) on literary fiction:

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your novel. While there is a lot to admire in these pages and this is certainly a compelling premise, we are unfortunately not able to offer representation at this time."

How about tomorrow then? LOL

Anyhow, nice and quick R on three sample chapters with SASE. Very professional in my (unagented) books.
from survivinginla
May 27, 2010 11:52 pm


Rejection letter states he's not accepting unsolicited queries.

Of course, the website doesn't say that...

You'd think they'd put that info on it to cut down on the mail.
from tradergirl93
Jun 25, 2008 12:00 am


I have had several exchanges with this agent, and I have no idea (yet) how events will evolve. But Ira Silverberg and his assistant have been respectful, lovely people in all their communications. They are professionals.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 26, 2008 12:00 am


Previously with Donadio & Ashworth, now with Sterling Lord.

Thank you AnneLouise for bringing this to my attention.
from AnneLouise
Jan 24, 2008 12:00 am


Silverberg is no longer with this agency as of Dec. 31, per assistant Chris Jones

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