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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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Website: www.jdlit.com/

Twitter: fraserstephena

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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


PB
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!
from JaymeSandberg
Oct 23, 2021 7:03 pm


Was very quick to respond, liked PB concept and asked for additional manuscripts or concepts - said he never signs an author with only one project so it's on the backburner. I sent an additional concept and he said he liked it as well and provided useful feedback for refining.
from Catsamoa79
Oct 06, 2021 1:00 pm


EQ: 7/28/21
Nudge: 10/6/21
ER: 10/6/21, about an hour after I sent the nudge. Short note saying it was not for him.
from tiggywinkle
Oct 04, 2021 1:47 pm


EQ 10/1, Fast personalized rejection with useful feedback, very kind. Wish all agents were like him. A no is always better than a no response.
from CallWriterLee
Sep 22, 2021 2:11 pm


Contemp YA 98k
EQ 9/21
ER 9/22

Said it sounded too dark for his taste, but thanked me for sharing and wished me luck.
from karenmccoybooks
Sep 13, 2021 6:52 am


EQ: 9/13/21
from erinquill8
Aug 27, 2021 8:12 am


EQ: 27 Aug 2021, Friday
ER: 27 Aug 2021, Friday

PB around 600 words, Alzheimer's
Wow that was a very fast No. Received within 9 minutes. At least he's quick to respond.
from shanna
Aug 15, 2021 10:02 pm


6/1/21: EQ of PB, fiction, non-rhyming, 600 words
8/1/21: CNR
from KerrieElizabeth
Aug 11, 2021 10:53 am


EQ 8/11/2021 PB The Lost Thing
Received a less-than-one-hour response - while he may have read the MS, he did not look at portfolio and dummy, as he questioned how it could be a 32-page book.
from EileenFerriter
May 24, 2021 10:44 am


PB
EQ: 5/24/21
Received a quick response with great feedback.

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