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Mr. Peter Rubie

FinePrint Literary Management

207 W. 106th St., Suite 1D

New York, NY 10025



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Website: www.fineprintlit.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

Send a query letter with a synopsis of your book, your bio, and the first two chapters (no more than 30 pages) embedded in the body of your email.

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from SteveP101
Jul 31, 2021 7:52 pm


EQ: 6/27/20
Form rejection letter: 7/22/21

Like others here, I got a rejection note more than a year after querying.
from mtwestby
Jun 28, 2021 12:57 pm


Met Peter at the NYC Pitch Conference 6/17 - 6/20. He requested a query and a full ms. Sent email 6/28 asking for how he would like the ms sent.
from Catsamoa79
Jun 24, 2021 11:41 am


ELarkinWilkin - It's the same rejection letter I received.
from ELarkinWilkin
Jun 23, 2021 3:26 pm


EQ: 6/12/20
ER: 6/23/21
Had closed it due to no response. Surprised to get a rejection today - over a year later. Kind rejection but form - same as what I've seen others get:
"Thanks for thinking of me. Your query looked interesting, but I'm overwhelmed with material at the moment and not really taking on new clients. Good luck with your writing and search for representation."
Maybe it's a good sign, that after so much time he even bothered to look at it and reply??? Or is that wishful thinking?
from kitbuddy
Jun 01, 2021 11:27 am


EQ 4/28/21
92 k adult fantasy
Assumed rejection at this point.
from banaesma
Apr 19, 2021 11:36 am


EQ: 17 January, 2021
CNR: 19 April, 2021

adult 83k LitFic
from Nadler369
Apr 06, 2021 5:03 pm


EQ: 4/6/21
Fantasy, 108k
from MissPlum
Apr 02, 2021 10:38 pm


Literary thriller CNR @70 days
from jdruffin
Mar 29, 2021 6:22 pm


FQ: 3/29/21
Fantasy 78k
from rickpryll
Mar 06, 2021 8:33 am


Email query, 3.6.2021
MG school story, 25K
from gmanwrites
Feb 23, 2021 12:55 pm


EQ: 8/10/2020
PR: 1/27/2021

Material was submitted same day. Response still pending. I haven't been this excited in a while. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for getting in touch. I'm very interested in your idea. If you are still seeking representation, please follow the prompts below. We will assess your material and get back to you after that.

I do see that you already included a full manuscript. If you have made any revisions, please send the newest version.

Submission Guidelines
It will take me about 8-12 weeks to get to your material.
Submit your material as an email attachment in Word.docx (or Adobe pdf). Please remember I get A LOT of material to read, so name the file(s) "YourLastname"--"manuscript keyword".doc. (.e.g., Smith-Balloon.doc)

For a Work of Fiction:
* Include a short narrative synopsis detailing the beginning, middle, and end of your story and the first 30-40 pages; a narrative bio focusing on your expertise and your writing.

For a Work of Non-Fiction:
* Think about 4 questions that need to be addressed: Why this book; why now; why am I the best person to write it; and what will I do practically to market and sell the book
* Included a half-page -- 1 page overview of the book (an in-a-nutshell description, in effect); a table of contents listing each chapter and chapter title and sub-title; a one page or so expansion of each chapter of the Table of Contents, describing the contents of each chapter in more detail; a sample chapter or two. Bear in mind that an editor who can not see a completed manuscript wants at least to have a clear idea of the book he or she is buying and the style it will be written in. The more you can make their life easier, the better;
from Darthpwner
Feb 08, 2021 5:49 pm


EQ: 5/24/2020
PR: 1/25/2021

I got a partial request after 8 months. Will submit the materials tonight!

Thanks for getting in touch. I'm very interested in your idea. If you are still seeking representation, please follow the prompts below. We will assess your material and get back to you after that.

Submission Guidelines
It will take me about 8-12 weeks to get to your material.
Submit your material as an email attachment in Word.docx (or Adobe pdf). Please remember I get A LOT of material to read, so name the file(s) "YourLastname"--"manuscript keyword".doc. (.e.g., Smith-Balloon.doc)

For a Work of Fiction:
* Include a short narrative synopsis detailing the beginning, middle, and end of your story and the first 30-40 pages; a narrative bio focusing on your expertise and your writing.

...
from David555
Feb 02, 2021 10:56 am


Hey johnnyabt,

I've sent him a separate 2-page synopsis pasted into the body of the email when I queried him along with the opening pages pasted in the email. No attachments. I received a partial request after 8 months.

Hope this helps.
from johnnyabt
Feb 02, 2021 5:36 am


Hi all,

New here and just starting to query agents. Planning to submit to Peter but am slightly confused. His guidelines say, "Send a query letter with a synopsis of your book, your bio, and the opening 3 or 4 pages embedded in the body of your email."

By synopsis, does he mean a separate doc with a full 1-2 page synopsis? Or just the brief 2 paragraphs within the query letter itself?

Thanks and sorry if this is a noob question!
from SteinbeckFan
Jan 25, 2021 9:56 am


EQ: 5/26/2020
ER: 1/25/2021 (yes, that's 8 months to respond to a query -- form that says he's too busy to take on new clients at the moment.)
YA Historical Fantasy 128,000

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