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Ms. Danielle Bukowski

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006



Website: www.sll.com

Twitter: dani_bukie

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from andyscontras
Nov 26, 2022 4:32 pm


FQ 11/26/2022 -- SPEC FIC @ 85K
from Chezsven
Nov 02, 2022 12:52 pm


Historical Fiction 84000 WC

I pitched Danielle at an online conference. 9/10/22. She requested 100 pages.

I nudged 2/11/22. She wrote me a great note, explaining why she did not connect with my protagonist and also saying that historical fiction is hard to sell right now. I have noticed this trend according to the small amount of sales listed on Querytracker. She also said she's craving contemporary stories, so anyone out there writing contemporary, do query her.
from jenniferkathleen
Sep 06, 2022 4:12 pm


FQ: 6/18/22 Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime
CNR as of 9/6/22. Grr...
from Caynicole46
Jul 28, 2022 11:31 am


EQ May 29th 2022
CNR so far
from Eliza1822
Dec 15, 2021 4:28 pm


Met her at a conference in 2018, she requested the full by email a few days later. I wasn't ready to send it then.

Full sent via email (in reply to hers) on Feb 5, 2021.

May 24, 2021 -- she just saw my email to her. Said she'd be happy to read if I hadn't found representation. Told her I was working on a revision and would send it in about a month.

OCtober 30, 2021-- sent revised full. Followed up on Dec 2, 2021 to see if she received it. She confirmed receipt within the hour.

Dec 15, 20201 -- really lovely personalized rejection, subject matter was too heavy, characters seemed paralyzed
from Catsamoa79
Dec 01, 2021 4:49 pm


EQ: 10/27/21
ER: 12/1/21
Nice note similar to ones below.
from lauratheauthor
Sep 22, 2021 10:18 am


FQ: 6/15/21
CNR: 09/07/21

Cozy Mystery 89k
from nathang
Sep 08, 2021 9:20 am


Popping back on QT after several years away to write a note about how amazing this agent is. So, if you do a bit of scrolling, you'll see I was offered rep by Danielle back in 2018. However, after lots of agonizing, I declined her offer of rep. (I was offered by two additional agents, and I made a hasty decision to sign with the agent who had the most impressive client list, despite the fact that I felt Danielle Bukowski was a better fit for my work.) So, three years later, I declined a contract extension with my previous agent. We had not sold my novel, and it was clear that our visions for the book and future work were quite divergent. So after completing another manuscript, I queried Danielle, offering an exclusive read of the new book. Danielle was gracious and quick to respond. She read the new book and offered me rep earlier this month (September 2021), and I'm so happy to have signed with her. I finally feel like I'm with an agent who will be a true advocate for me and my work. Danielle is professional, enthusiastic, and kind--and of course, she is a great reader and gives good notes. All that to say, don't hesitate to submit to this excellent agent.
from rpct457
Aug 07, 2021 10:29 pm


I submitted in June using the form on her personal website, and have yet to hear back. It seems, however, that she generally responds very quickly, which makes me wonder: has anyone else used her website, or have most people submitted through the Sterling Lord site? Feel free to message me. Thanks!
from pappasmdz
Jul 09, 2021 5:47 pm


EQ: 07/07/21
ER: 07/09/21
Upmarket, 98K
Super fast rejection by form letter. Better a quick no than a slow no, I think.
from awritergirl
Jul 09, 2021 8:59 am


EQ:3/18/2021
FR: 06/07/2021
Personalized Rejection: 7/9/2021
from Maranda
Jun 17, 2021 5:31 pm


6/17/21
from Numi777
May 07, 2021 8:43 am


EQ: 4/13/2021
family saga, 91k
Personalized rejection, 5/6
from pljarizona
Apr 25, 2021 1:05 am


FQ 4/24/21 Historical Fictions 92k
from ajensrud
Mar 03, 2021 5:08 pm


FQ: 03/03/21

120k LGBTQ+ New Adult

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