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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 moniquemihalit
Jul 29, 2020 12:20 pm

ER: June 16
CNR: July 29
97K YA Historical
from mlpichey
Jul 28, 2020 9:09 am

EQ: 7/27/20
ER: 7/28/20, personalized.

Intrigued by the concept and enjoyed the sample chapters, but is currently shopping a similar title. YA/SF.
from Steinbeck
Jul 13, 2020 3:18 pm

EQ: June 19, 2020
CNR: July 13, 2020

YA Historical Fantasy 128,000
Literary Rambles says he's super fast to respond to queries, so I'm going to assume no response means pass.
from MatsieNon
Jul 03, 2020 5:09 pm

Sending Quail Run, then Mr. MaComber's Ghost. Quail Run first.
from Patrick (admin)
May 27, 2020 1:23 pm

Where are you seeing that, taylorkillpack? I found nothing on his website about him being closed.
from taylorkillpack
May 27, 2020 1:15 pm

Currently closed to queries
from andshap2
Jul 08, 2019 3:25 pm

5/8/19 EQ
7/8/19 CNR
from InkBlot
Jun 12, 2019 10:22 am

Responded within 21 minutes with a semi-personalized rejection. Theme of the rejection: word count.
from ktwills79
May 24, 2019 5:39 pm

EQ: 4/19 with offer of publication
CNR: 5/24

PB-NF, 980 words
from robinkmoore
Oct 24, 2018 4:19 pm

Received a very enthusiastic request for a full.
from ergotcake
Aug 20, 2018 4:37 pm

EQ: 8/20/18

MG Mystery 44k
from Woodwardia652
Jul 30, 2018 3:13 pm

Within 2 hrs of submitting a query for a NF PB received a request for a revise and resubmit. He provided helpful comments to shape the revision. After revision I resubmitted. 8 weeks later sent a follow-up and he replied within hours with positive feedback.
from tharvey
Jul 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Emailed on Sunday, personalized rejection next day.
from AmityIrene
Jul 06, 2018 4:37 pm

That is his definition of a query - a paragraph synopsis and a paragraph bio (in a letter format). From a workshop I attended once, he also loves a good comp line in there if you can pull it off. My final 'query' had three paragraphs in it - the synop (pitch) followed by the wordcount/comp/bio (BOOK is complete at WORDCOUNT and is written in vein of Title meets Title. I am blah blah blah). Since I had met him personally, I prefaced my query with one paragraph jogging his memory of the workshop I'd taken and what I'd been up to since.

Hope that helps :)
from mc1234
May 31, 2018 8:15 pm

For submissions, he asks for a one paragraph synopsis and a one paragraph bio. Is this a replacement for the traditional query letter or in addition to it? Thanks.

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