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Ms. Sarah Landis

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006



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Website: www.sll.com

Twitter: SarahLandis1

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from bookwormwrites
Jan 22, 2018 5:12 pm


EQ 10.25.17
ER 1.22.18, also somewhat personalized.

I am one of the folks who sent with an all-caps subject line and never got a confirmation, but she received it after all. I think she's just backlogged! I got this response before I got around to nudging.

YA fantasy 83k
from KaylaMKing
Jan 22, 2018 3:27 pm


EQ: 10/31/2017
ER: 1/22/2018

YA Speculative 94K

Somewhat-personalized letter:

Dear Kayla,

Apologies for the delay! Thank you so much for your query. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m the right agent for this book. I liked the setup, but, for whatever reason, I wasn’t sucked into the story. Sorry this wasn’t a great fit. Best of luck to you!

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Sarah Landis
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
from m_pepper
Jan 22, 2018 8:30 am


EQ: 20 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018: Same response as others mention below: "Thanks for your query. I will be back in touch shortly!" Don't know if this is a delayed auto response or a rejection?
from Malicia
Jan 21, 2018 9:40 am


EQ - 10/15/17
FR - 10/16/17 (next day!)
ER - 11/20/17 Personalized rejection "Despite some great writing, I think I’m not the best agent for this book."

YA Historical Fantasy
82k words
from c222lk
Jan 20, 2018 6:41 pm


I got her automated "Thanks for your query. I will be back in touch shortly" message a whole week after I sent my query. It got my hopes up, for I assumed that there was no way an auto-response would take a week to arrive. Lol :-)
from aelizmaclennan
Jan 17, 2018 1:58 pm


1/10/18 - EQ (after she liked a Pitmad tweet from September)
1/17/18 - FR

fwiw, looking at the below comments, I didn't receive a confirmation email after the EQ and also put my title in all caps in the subject line.
from reyes1879
Jan 17, 2018 11:27 am


the "Thank you for your query. I will be back in touch shortly!" seems to be, based on below patterns, a rejection. don't know why she won't just reject it. send her my query twice, and both times she sent this message with no follow up.
from stanleyyelnats
Jan 17, 2018 10:14 am


@lhallowell @aweecuppa - I had my title in caps and I got a confirmation but it took a couple of days.
from lhallowell
Jan 17, 2018 9:35 am


@aweecuppa, you got a confirmation? hmmm. wondering if i need to re-send

update: got a confirmation, so no worries after all
from bookwormwrites
Jan 17, 2018 8:17 am


@aweecuppa, I've been wondering the same. I also put my title in all caps, and never got confirmation or a rejection. Debating whether to resend.
from motherofdragons
Jan 16, 2018 12:48 pm


EQ: 12/9
FR: 12/11
nudged with offer: 1/15
polite step aside: 1/16

Sarah was so kind in her step aside--she said she loved the story but didn't have a strong vision for it. She seems like a lovely person and anyone would be lucky to have her as an agent.
from why_archibald
Nov 20, 2017 9:39 am


EQ: 11/14
Nudged with offer: 11/16
FR: 11/16
Pass: 11/20

Sarah gave feedback on her pass which was helpful - she liked the same things my offering agents liked, and her criticism was also the same thing they've pointed out. It was really nice of her to take the time to be specific, and I appreciated it. Anyone who ends up with her will be very lucky indeed!
from Penchant4words
Nov 16, 2017 7:54 am


10.26- she liked my #PitDark
10.27- EQ
10.27- Full request
11.2- Offer of Rep
11.14- Offer accepted!
Dark YA Fantasy

I'm so thoroughly delighted with Sarah- she's just wonderful and I know my book is in safe hands!
from karenleespree
Nov 16, 2017 7:47 am


EQ: 10/16 YA Historical Fantasy. I received this a few minutes after sending the query "Thanks for your query. I will be back in touch shortly."

CNR: 11/15
from KSmith
Nov 15, 2017 8:59 pm


Congrats Penchant4words! What was your genre?

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