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Ms. Marlene Stringer

Stringer Literary Agency

P.O. Box 111255

Naples, FL 34108



Website: www.stringerlit.com

Twitter: MarleneStringer

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Aug 28, 2021 1:30 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks angelsteele
from angelsteele
Aug 26, 2021 3:59 pm


Patrick, per her Twitter she is closed to queries starting today. (from yesterday morning, there's a lot of posts after it.)
from ThatGuy1965
Aug 23, 2021 8:19 am


Queried 08/15
Form rejection 08/23
81K mystery
from GR_story
Aug 20, 2021 9:50 am


Cabinboy - I get it but it is a known fact - one needs to understand the genre and associated 'rules of the road' - not the least of which is word count - something publishers will never ignore. Anyone sending a debut mss 40K over the established norms should expect it to be discounted entirely for that reason - not to mention the risk of it reflecting poorly on the author as amateurish/uninformed, etc. Agents have a tough, tough job - the financials are brutal, even with success. Imagine how many queries they sort through daily - any sort of reply, specific or not, is better than no reply. I suspect Ms Stringer did you a favor by dashing off a reply and giving you clear, if concise, feedback - she didn't earn the disrespect I read in your post nor did she earn a penny in taking her own time in trying to help you. Good luck.
from Cabinboy
Aug 18, 2021 11:32 am


Stringer requires the most complicated form application I've encountered. But I managed it, and it took quite a while. I will give it to Stringer: she got back to me pronto. However, with all my work and effort to communicate my project, her reply was jarringly curt: "your book is 40,000 words too long." Period. That was it. I've had my share of rejections, yes, canned rejections, but they are all worded to honor an author's hard work and encourage ongoing applications to other agents. Stringer, up your game! You are too enchanted with you lofty position of queen, and so many of us wanting entry into the castle.
from aleenade3
Aug 12, 2021 9:42 pm


FQ: 8/12/21
101k YA fantasy
from awendel01
Aug 09, 2021 6:44 pm


EQ 8/7/2021
FR 8/9/2021
110K Fantasy. Form Letter.
from Bliss244
Aug 07, 2021 10:18 am


EQ 8/4/2021
FR 8/6/2021

Adult romantic sci-fi
from jeferrell
Jul 23, 2021 6:53 am


EQ: 7/21/21
FR: 7/22/21
"Thank you very much for your query, which we have read with interest. Unfortunately, the project does not seem right for this agency, and we are sorry that we cannot offer to serve as your literary agent. We also apologize for the form rejection..."

Adult Suspense/Thriller 110k
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 19, 2021 7:22 am


FQ: 7/14/21
FR: 7/18/21
mystery 80k
from OPKiwi
Jun 20, 2021 10:44 pm


FQ 06/18/21
FR 06/20/21
from ajdillard81
Jun 13, 2021 4:03 pm


FQ 5/23
Full Request 5/24, sent same-day
Rejected 5/26. Bummed, but appreciated the quick turnaround.

Women's Historical Fiction, 96K
from raktinope
Jun 13, 2021 1:13 am


Next day form rejection
Adult Fantasy 160K
from gcontelmo
Jun 11, 2021 6:28 am


FQ: 6/10/2021
Form Rejection 6/11/2021

"Thank you very much for your query, which we have read with interest. Unfortunately, the project does not seem right for this agency, and we are sorry that we cannot offer to serve as your literary agent.
We also apologize for the form rejection. The sheer number of queries we receive prevents personalization in order for us to respond in a timely fashion.
We wish you all the best in finding more suitable representation, encourage you to query widely, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your work.
Sincerely,
The Stringer Literary Agency LLC"
from Canary
May 14, 2021 5:19 pm


FQ 5/3
Full request 5/4, sent same day
Rejected 5/14. Adult fantasy, 109K
She's really fast!

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