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Ms. Sorche Fairbank

Fairbank Literary Representation

P O Box 6

Hudson, NY 12534

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Twitter: fairbanklit

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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 jldelozier
May 09, 2018 10:39 am

EQ: 5/9/18 72,000 word
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.


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 TypeWriter
Apr 29, 2018 12:05 pm

EQ - 4/3/18
ER- 4/27/18: very nicely worded and kind rejection email (form)
from KristenH
Feb 10, 2018 6:25 am

EQ 11/27/17 (REQUERY Venom)
CNR 2/9/18 (No word from nudges.)
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
from KristenH
Feb 01, 2017 4:03 pm

EQ 10/28/16 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 1/5/17 (No word from nudge--but as stated her per guidelines, I'll requery her with DI again next month.)

Update: I got a belated R from them today. Not a match. Will try her in the future with something else.
from Frederique
Jul 05, 2016 5:36 pm

EQ: 2/24/16
Nudged: 7/5
from jlp123
Jun 12, 2016 11:04 am

EQ: 5/3/16
ER: 6/12/16 (form)

(95k, literary fiction)
from fornickels
Mar 24, 2016 11:03 am

EQ: 3/24/16

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