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Mr. Peter Straus

Rogers, Coleridge & White

20 Powis Mews

London W11 1JN


Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from SJHoodlet
Nov 25, 2022 5:10 am

EQ: 9/28/22
CNR: 11/25/22

201k adult fantasy romance
from myosotis
Mar 23, 2022 7:29 am

Queried upmarket/literary fiction. Nudged when other agents requested full manuscript. Peter's assistant, Lena Mistry, responded to the nudge, saying they were reading the first few chapters. She came back a fortnight or so later saying her and Peter liked the writing but that the book wasn't for them. In hindsight, I think the subject matter of the novel is not a natural fit for Peter and his list, so their response makes sense. Overall a positive, professional experience.
from M_Heck
Nov 13, 2020 4:52 pm

15 rejection
I also got the 'intriguing and original' rejection, so maybe it's not so personal after all lol
from StellaMae
Sep 30, 2020 11:42 am

EQ: Aug 21, 2020
ER: Sep 30, 2020 (form from his assistant)

@peggotty: I believe this is only for YA and Children's submissions. From the website: "YA and Children’s fiction should be sent direct to the relevant agent. We regret that this department cannot undertake to read submissions from the US due to the large volume received ..."

@Patrick, any insight on whether they accept submissions for Adult fiction and nonfiction from the US?
from banaesma
Aug 17, 2020 11:35 am

EQ: 11 August, 2020
ER: 17 August, 2020

adult 83k LitFic

sent to his assistant Eliza Plowden, got a very kind rejection letter saying that while my work is intriguing and original, it's not something Peter can represent. Wished me best of luck :3
from peggotty
Jul 28, 2020 6:00 pm

Their website says they want no submissions from the US.
from edoyle02
Feb 03, 2020 8:41 pm

EQ: 11/25/2020
Followed up: 1/30/2020
CNR: 2/3/2020
from Catsamoa79
Nov 09, 2018 10:32 am

EQ: 9/5/18
CNR: 11/9/18
(6-8 week time frame given)
from Dorianwidling
Oct 26, 2018 4:41 am

EQ: 10/25/2018
ER: 10/26/2018
Extremely quick to respond...and the rejection I received was personal and encouraging, not to mention it came from him and not from his assistant...very exciting as Peter Straus is #1 on my list! Maybe on another project...
from Catsamoa79
Sep 05, 2018 1:01 pm

Since there was no email listed, I sent my query and sample pages to his assistant, the only email listed on his agent bio on the agency website.

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