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Mr. Douglas Stewart

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006


AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jsk_31
Jun 23, 2019 4:24 pm

EQ (form) 6/23, lit fic 80,500 words
from tamber28
Jun 05, 2019 3:06 pm

I received a nice rejection letter through email.
from paddidak
Jan 29, 2019 3:12 pm

Submitted the online form on November 26, 2018. Still not a peep, even though I see others on QT have received rejections since then. Anyone else have this experience? (I have this same thing going on with a few other agents as well - rejections by others on QT, long after my unresponded-to queries, and nothing in spam etc).
from karenleespree
Oct 03, 2018 1:25 pm

Form Query: 10/2


ER: 10/3 - from his assist, Brianna Kusilek.
from nairforceone
Oct 01, 2018 10:12 am

Form Query: 9/28/18
ER: 10/1/18
80k Sci-Fi Comedy
from duke_of_lilywhite
May 30, 2018 4:53 am

EQ: 4-23-18
ER: 5-29-18
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. Doug and I have read over your sample material from GLITCH, and we’ve ultimately decided to pass on the opportunity to represent you on this one.

There’s quite a bit to admire in your book, and it’s clear that you are a talented writer with a lot of promise. That said, it just did not resonate with us the way we hoped it would, and at Sterling Lord, we feel that taking on a project that we are anything less than completely in love with would be a disservice to you and your work. Please keep in mind that tastes vary widely among agents, and we hope that you find someone who is confident in offering you and your project all of the attention and dedication that it deserves.

We wish you the best of luck in finding a home for your work sooner rather than later, and thank you again for thinking of Doug and of Sterling Lord Literistic.


Eric Liang
Assistant to Doug Stewart
from tbearwoman
Mar 05, 2018 2:18 pm

Rejection letter says he is not looking to represent middle grade novels at this time.
from Pauukiku
Feb 16, 2018 12:46 pm

Not one snail mail request listed. Don't waste your stamp money on this one. His email requests are all referrals.
from Zooks3
Feb 07, 2018 8:53 pm

2/7/18 - Snail mail? What year is this?
from StoryMan
Feb 04, 2017 5:42 pm

Query letter with picture book manuscript sent via snail mail on 1/7/2017
Rejection letter received in snail mail SASE on 2/4/2017
Rejection letter was dated 1/30/2017 and stated the following:

On behalf of Doug Stewart, I'd like to thank you very much for sending us your query letter and pages from xxx. We appreciate that you have given us the chance to read your work, and thank you for your patience as your work has made its way through the channels here at SLL.

Regrettably, Doug is going to pass on representing your book. While there was certainly a lot to admire in your submission, Doug is not seeking to represent any more children's picture books at this time. We hope that you find someone to champion your work out in the publishing world.

Thank you so much for thinking of Doug and of Sterling Lord Literistic. We wish you only the best of luck in finding your work a supportive home.

Best wishes,
Cara Reilly
Assistant to Douglas Stewart
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
from Galen_Marek
Oct 24, 2016 3:00 pm

Got a form rejection via snail mail from his assistant, Cara. I've never been so excited for a rejection like I have from this one because it was paper mail. LOL I'm keeping this forever.

FYI, in it stated that he was not seeking to represent any middle grade fiction or fantasy novels.
from jdeblanc11
Jul 25, 2016 9:35 am

Sent snail mail query on 6/24. YA Fantasy novel.
7/9 I nudged with offer of representation from another agent
7/12 His assistant emailed me, requesting the full
7/9 Passed:

Thank you for checking in and for your patience as Doug and I have taken some more time to look at XXXXXXX. We’ve been very impressed by your writing and by the originality of your story. However, the novel as a whole didn’t resonate with us in a way that would allow us to champion your work properly, so Doug will be passing on offering representation.

Thank you again for giving us time to read your work, and good luck moving forward! We’re very happy to know that XXXXXXX will be represented.

from Patrick (admin)
Jul 07, 2016 8:36 am

Profile Update: New postal address.
from karenleespree
Jul 01, 2016 12:47 pm

Ugh, only snail mail queries? Where is everyone getting the email to use? I'll leave all snail queries for LAST dibs.
from mollymom103
Feb 26, 2016 4:47 pm

Martha Milliard

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