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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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!
from June_K
May 14, 2021 9:39 am


FQ: 5/13/2021
Form rejection: 5/14/2021. It was by far the nicest and most honest form rejection I've received to date.

Adult Contemporary Romance 88k
from Patrick (admin)
May 03, 2021 8:55 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from chiara1900
Apr 29, 2021 7:24 am


EQ: 4/29/21

upper YA fantasy 115k
from Catsamoa79
Apr 23, 2021 12:51 pm


EQ: 4/22/21
ER: 4/23/21
Form letter
from writinginfragments
Apr 20, 2021 8:44 am


Online Form 4/18/21
Rejection 4/20/21

YA Queer Thriller 75k
from MsSarajevo
Apr 18, 2021 4:16 pm


EQ 4/9
Full request 4/11
Rejection 4/18

Contemporary fantasy 96k

Note: I had a referral from a current client of hers.
from marymo
Apr 12, 2021 3:19 pm


max_entropy, I know that querying can be an embittering process, but your criticism of Ms. Stringer in your comment feels out of line. The information on her submission form is pretty standard stuff for an agent who uses Query Manager, so I don't know that she expects any more of potential clients than other agents -- and as to her "incredible number of queries without particular success," if you look at her timeline, she answers every single query, and she does so in record time. She can hardly be faulted for rejecting projects that she doesn't want to represent.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, as we all well know, but if it is based in nothing more than "I think she rejects too many submissions" and "I looked at her submission form and thought it was too much work," I don't see how this particular complaint is valid or helpful for a writer who is thinking about querying Ms. Stringer. (For the record, when I queried her, I got a rejection after a full request on a romance submission, but all my communications with her were professional, no-nonsense, and HELPFUL. You could do a lot worse during the querying process.)
from max_entropy
Apr 11, 2021 2:10 pm


I see this agent receives an incredible number of queries without particular success save for some fantasy & YA fulls. The submission form makes it clear that she expects writers to have a platform, provide comps, and do all the heavy lifting. I'll take a pass. Did anyone here ever get a foot in her door?

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