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Mr. Steve Troha

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, New York 10036

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Twitter: FolioLiterary

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from karambelas
Nov 08, 2016 9:06 am

Is he open to queries? The PM site says:
What I’m looking for:
My background in PR and marketing has taught me that a book’s (and author’s) marketability is essential to achieving success in the current publishing climate. My first question is always, “Does this have great publicity potential?” If the answer is, “Yes,” I’m usually intrigued.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 19, 2014 3:19 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks Campton)
from Campton
Jan 19, 2014 7:13 am

EQ on 1/19/14

Reply after 30 seconds: Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, I'm no longer accepting unsolicited queries; I wish you the best of luck in finding the right home for your project.
from slevine
Oct 29, 2013 2:45 am

Steve is notorious for the dreaded "request me, forget me." There are other agents at Folio who won't do this to you. Just saying.
from huntand
Jun 23, 2013 9:26 pm

I did hear back from steve the other day with a nice rejection letter. so it took a bit longer than the 2-3 months listed on the website, but it was nice to hear something back, even if it was a rejection.
query on 2-3-13
full request on 2-6-13
reject on 6-19-13
from KristenH
Jun 03, 2013 6:42 am

Good luck with it, MSiegert.
from msiegert
Jun 02, 2013 2:21 pm

Throwing in some feedback on my end: I'm almost finished with revisions to resubmit to him. He replied to me with an extremely helpful rejection in February in response to my partial, then invited me to resubmit if I made changes (he liked the story and felt I handled GLBTQ issues very well but had some problems with my protagonist--he was right). When I emailed back a day later to ask him how to proceed with sending a resubmission, he responded to me within an hour or two with how he'd like to receive it, then gave me additional query advise as he wanted to clarify that he wasn't promising representation but would be happy to look at it again. He also clarified no deadline, whether it's several weeks or a few months, as he wasn't promising anything. I've had a really nice experience with him over those few interchanges, and was really impressed by his professionalism and altruism. I hope that he will like my revisions.
from huntand
May 30, 2013 3:14 pm

I've had a similar experience w him, Kim.

Query on 2-3-13
Full request on 2-6-13

Nudge on 5-9-13. no response

Figured that I'd check in w him mid next month, but not optimistic that i'll hear anything.

Doubly sucks for me, because I had two agents that I'd absolutely love to represent my book request a full on the exact same day (one of those agents being steve) and haven't heard squat from either in almost four months. frustrating
from KimHarnes
May 29, 2013 1:31 pm

I think I'd have been happier with an email that said, "You stink. Give up," as opposed to nothing at all in almost a year. But two email nudges directly to him with no response--I don't think it's an intern that dropped the ball. It could be my writing is just that bad. :0)

But I shall press forever onward.
from professor
May 29, 2013 9:20 am

This is the rare case where I think I would have called if I wanted the agent. It might have been lost between request and now. Interns and assistants come and go and lots of things could have happened to it No way I'd have waited this long for a response.
from KristenH
May 29, 2013 6:15 am

Kim, I don't blame you, since you waited almost a year to hear back.
from KimHarnes
May 28, 2013 10:01 pm

6/12/12 EQ
6/19/12 Full Request
Nudged twice, no response
5/28/13 Throwing in the towel
from KristenH
Apr 25, 2013 6:43 am

Yeah Scasha!
from scasha
Apr 24, 2013 7:42 pm

EQ: 4/17
Full Request: 4/24

MG Fantasy/Folktale Retelling
from KristenH
Jan 09, 2013 6:57 am

Sweet Msiegert.

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