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Ms. Sorche Fairbank

Fairbank Literary Representation

P O Box 6

Hudson, NY 12534



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Website: www.fairbankliterary.com

Twitter: fairbanklit

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Looking for new clients. Also, we respond to every query, providing there is a valid email address or a SASE. If someone hasn't heard back from us and it's clearly beyond our stated response time, then I encourage them to resend.

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from KristenH
Dec 15, 2018 10:33 am


EQ 12/5/18 (2ND/final requery Venom, though they belatedly passed on last year's requery a month ago)
ER 12/10/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from TalonHill
Dec 10, 2018 8:09 am


EQ: 11/29/2018
ER: 12/9/2018 (not a good fit)

92K Af-Am LitFic
from KristenH
Nov 18, 2018 7:05 am


EQ 11/27/17 (REQUERY Venom)
CNR 2/9/18 (No word from nudges.)
ER 11/13/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from jldelozier
Nov 13, 2018 9:56 am


EQ: 5/9/18 72,000 word
6/23/18: Nudged via the form on her website since the guidelines say to do so if 4-6 weeks have passed.
6/30/18 CNR
11/13/18 form rejection after 6 months
from batsojopo
Oct 17, 2018 3:52 pm


EQ: 10/17/2018

Literary/historical fiction
from WillowInc
Jul 02, 2018 10:22 am


5/30 EQ
7/1 ER
Lit fic 80k
from Catsamoa79
Jun 30, 2018 10:53 pm


EQ: 5/16/18
ER: 6/30/18
Form letter sent at 8:45 PM on a Saturday....ahh....the life of an agent...
from LightofBeauty
May 03, 2018 2:15 am


I don't remember when I queried her TBH, totally forgot and have no recollection lol, but her form rejection goes like this:

Dear ____,

While we greatly appreciate your interest in our agency and thank you for your query (and patience!), I’m afraid we’re going to pass on requesting your work. Sorry. With room for one or two new clients on my list right now, I have to limit submission requests to those that feel most likely a match in genre, content, style, and tone.



Although I’m passing on your project, I hope the next agent will respond enthusiastically, if that hasn’t indeed already happened.

Wishing you the best of luck, success, and all good things with your project this spring.

Sorche

from KristenH
May 02, 2018 4:14 pm


EQ 3/12/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/2/18 (Passed from nudge--not a good fit.)
from anotherearth
May 01, 2018 8:48 pm


EQ: 09/21/2017
CNR: 11/13/2017 Literary 110K
Update: ER: 05/01/2018

Form response with apology for taking so long. Not sure how it got lost; other people got responses more quickly.
from Blackhat
Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm


EQ: 1/17/18 Query + first 5 pages
Literary Fiction - 120K
from rdickens
Oct 29, 2017 9:25 pm


10/29/17 CNR
EQ Memoir 9/1/17
from KristenH
May 14, 2017 8:43 am


I'm officially closing my 8/13/15 requery for Fairbank Lit as a CNR. No response to query and nudge, when the response time expired this weekend. I'll requery her with CR in November.

11/14/15--I requeried Sorche with Chain Reaction and heard back from her today--not a close fit rejection. Since I didn't get a response from her on Venom's requery, I'll try her again in 2016 in hopes to get a response this time.

2/24/16-On 2/8/16, I've re-requeried Fairbank Lit with Venom's requery, since I gotten a no response on Venom last year (see above) and a pass with Chain Reaction, last year, too. She passed this time--selective with picking new clients, not a good match.
from duke_of_lilywhite
Apr 25, 2017 2:52 am


EQ: march 31 17
ER: april 21 17
from EMBmom
Feb 05, 2017 2:30 pm


EQ - 1/9/17
ER - 1/31/17

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