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Mr. Stephen Fraser

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167

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Twitter: fraserstephena

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

Put "Query" in the subject line of your email. For queries regarding children's and adult fiction, please send the first twenty pages in the body of your email, along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis. For queries regarding a non-fiction book, please attach the entire proposal as a Word document (the proposal should include a sample chapter), along with a one-paragraph bio and a one-paragraph synopsis of your book in the body of your email.

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from ckthecat
Jan 30, 2023 9:52 am

1/30 PB

Quick response, very helpful feedback. Highly recommend querying this agent!
from Blazer67
Jan 20, 2023 10:16 am

Query: 1/19
Rejection: 1/20

PB 650 words, personalized rejection, helpful input.
from IdaGeorge
Jan 19, 2023 8:52 am

Rejected: 1/19 (less than 30 min later)

PB 260WC, personalized rejection
from JayJennings
Jan 17, 2023 9:49 am

Queried 1/16/2023
Rejected 1/17/2023
MG Adventure (Zombies!) 35K
Not a form rejection, and a suggestion for a “next time” with him.
from SouthpawGal
Jan 11, 2023 8:20 pm

Submission instructions for children's lit say to send the first 20 pp in the body of the email + bio + synopsis.
Is a synopsis required for picture books? Did you include one?
from MartinPorter
Jan 04, 2023 9:32 am

EQ - 3rd Jan 2023
ER - 4th Jan 2023
Short rejection but was personalized and not a form. Kind words.
MG Mystery - 46k
from LCCS15
Dec 06, 2022 11:33 am

12/6/22 PB
Same day rejection, personal response with reasoning and gentle advice. Kind of him to take the time.
from millerp42
Nov 29, 2022 4:46 pm

EQ 11/29/22

MG ghost story 46.5K
from writingbubbly
Nov 29, 2022 9:54 am

EQ: 11/29/2022

MG Paranormal 55K
from WriterInWaiting22
Jun 23, 2022 11:41 pm

Submitted fiction PB on 2/28. He enthusiastically requested more manuscripts within a few hours and I sent them the next day. I nudged but still no response.
from fictiongirl
Jun 15, 2022 1:04 pm

Kind rejection within an hour. Left a personalized note saying the subject matter of my YA thriller was too dark for his tastes. I appreciate the personalized reply, and encourage others to query him (maybe not with dark stuff, though!)
from NancyA
Jun 08, 2022 9:53 am

EQ June 7 (evening)
ER June 8
Middle grade contemporary fantasy

I queried him a couple of weeks ago, and he was kind enough to give me very helpful feedback, saying that he had trouble getting into the story. So I revised the opening and resent it, thinking “nothing ventured, nothing gained”—and explained that I had revised it and appreciated his previous feedback. Again, he responded with feedback, saying “I do think your opening chapter is more engaging. That said, I am inundated right now with MG projects. So I’m going to pass. But I do thank you, again. And I send my very good wishes.” What a gracious rejection! He sounds like a gem!
from NancyA
May 23, 2022 11:18 am

REALLY helpful rejection, and quick response (EQ Sat. 5/21; ER Mon. 5/23). I’m really glad that I’ve just started querying; I’ll have to have a hard look at the first 20 pages before querying more. Super nice of him to give such good feedback when so many agents don’t even reply.

MG contemporary fantasy
from SPWriter
May 16, 2022 11:41 pm

EQ: 6th May 2022
ER: Semi-personalised, kindly-worded rejection (in a few hours)
from littlebookgenie
Dec 20, 2021 11:36 am

Mr. Fraser seems wonderful. He sent me very helpful feedback about my middle grade novel. Congrats to all who work with him!

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