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Ms. Sarah Phair

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

55 Fifth Avenue, 15th floor

New York, NY 10003

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Twitter: SarahPhair

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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In the email subject line include “QUERY – project title.” In the body of your email, please include a brief letter and the first 10 pages, and if she is interested in reading further, she will be in touch within 4-6 weeks.

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 08, 2019 1:52 pm

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Trident Media.
from LightofBeauty
Jul 26, 2018 1:46 pm

EQ: 6/18
PR: 6/26 - personalized, lovely response, requested 50 pages.
ER: 7/25

Her reason for rejecting was generic/form ("couldn't connect as much as I hoped"), but mostly her rejection was personalized. She gave compliments to my talent, appreciated my story/voice, and felt confident that I'll find rep soon. Very kind, sweet, and encouraging, most of all she was sincere. I'd highly recommend querying Sarah, she's awesome.
from smack1994
Jul 03, 2018 12:33 am

EQ: 4/25/17
FR: Requested Full, sent same day 5/2/17
I closed this out, probably later than I should have, after emailing her 1/15/18 as a nudge. I didn't know the protocol as this had been my first ever positive response from an agent.
from jeasley
Apr 02, 2018 6:40 pm

Form submission -3/6/18
form rejection
91K upmarket women's fiction
from Sierrawrites
Feb 09, 2018 4:43 pm

EQ 1/30/18 Adult Adventure Fantasy, 120k
ER 2/9/18
Thank you for your query. Unfortunately I don’t think I’m the right fit for this project. I wish you the best of luck as you move forward.
from AuthorTeacherkl
Nov 12, 2017 4:03 pm

FQ: 10/4/17 (30 day wait; may query other Trident agents if one passes)
CNR: 11/12/17

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from Jennifer13
Aug 03, 2017 10:57 am

PitMad request: 12/1/16
FR: 12/20/16
Nudge with offer of rep: 7/20/17
C/NR: 8/1/17

99K commercial fiction with Jane Austen themes
from cleigh73
Jun 28, 2017 10:13 am

EQ 3/2/17
ER 4/3/17 Form letter

Women's Fiction 89K
from ekettle
May 05, 2017 1:36 pm

EQ 9/2/16 WF
FR Full 9/10/16
No response on all follow-up attempts :(
from Patrick (admin)
May 05, 2017 9:34 am

lacygnette, she used to go by Bush but now she goes by Phair.
from lacygnette
May 05, 2017 9:05 am

Update - Just checked with the agency - Phair is her maiden name.
from lacygnette
May 05, 2017 9:04 am

I met this agent at a conference. She gave me her card - I think her new name is Sarah Bush? Although she's still listed as Phair on the Trident Web site.
from RRouth
Apr 09, 2017 6:24 pm

EQ via form 4/9

Women's Fic 82k
from QuillScribe
Jan 27, 2017 8:37 am

I'm also a member of the submitted a full in June club. No response, even after a nudge with an offer. It's frustrating, but it is important to move on. It may seem that a new agent should have lots of time to send rejections, but they are often serving as agent assistants for one or more other agents, plus the general gopher for the agency. They must earn their keep while they are slowly building a client list, and the other agency clients take precedence. If you want to submit to another agent at the same agency, just be up front-- let them know it was previously submitted with no response.
from munchi5gal
Jan 18, 2017 11:29 am

LiveToWrite, I would personally say yes.
ClaraD, I think that's what's frustrating more than anything: the inconsistency. If no one else heard anything, either, then it would all make sense!

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