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Ms. Elizabeth Bewley

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006


Twitter: elizbewley

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from JustinJoseph
May 13, 2022 5:44 pm

Has anyone queried and received a response from her lately? I queried her on May 3rd.
from amandamarieo
Jan 08, 2022 11:40 am

FQ: 1/8/22
Historical Romance 95k
from heyitsLex
Dec 18, 2021 5:01 am

FQ: 12/18/2021
YA Adventure Romance 120k

I feel like something must be done about the way in which online forms butcher my formatting- all the cursive, bold, line breaks... just gone. *insert tears*
from juliabean
Nov 30, 2021 11:04 am

@wordgirl251--No, I didn't receive notification that the query went through. In the past, she only notified me when she wanted to make a request.
from wordgirl251
Nov 28, 2021 2:53 pm

@juliabean - Did you get any kind of receipt or notification that your query went through?
from juliabean
Nov 21, 2021 3:47 pm

Query via online form: 11/21 (MG contemporary)
from VMMoreno
Oct 09, 2021 8:50 pm

YA Contemporary 84k
from Risa97
Oct 01, 2021 4:08 pm

EQ - 3/1/21 (online form)
CNR - 10/1/21

YA 96k
from robinkmoore
Oct 01, 2021 12:18 am

On the children’s side of her list, she represents young adult and middle grade fiction, and the occasional picture book. On the adult side, she is eager to represent more upmarket commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. Elizabeth’s current submission wish list includes high-concept young adult novels, especially from underrepresented voices, accessible middle grade novels that will foster a love of reading (think: fun, funny, or both!), young adult romance, high-concept adult love stories similar to One Day by David Nicholls, and any upmarket commercial fiction with a witty voice and eye for detail.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 20, 2021 6:09 am

Sorry reemkhaleel97. That information was outdated, from before she switched to a form. I have removed it.
from reemkhaleel97
Sep 20, 2021 2:37 am

Are people submitting to Elizabeth from the form on the Sterling Lord Literistic website or the instructions here that say: "Query letter + first ten pages of manuscript in the body of the email"? I only realized she has two sets of instructions after submitting the form.
from HopeDiamond
Aug 12, 2021 10:51 am

Middle-grade time travel, 61,000 words
OQ 2.16.21
Closed 8.12.21
from lizardesque
Jun 27, 2021 3:47 pm

6/27/21 EQ through form on agency website
No automatic email to acknowledge receipt of submission, and after the form on the website was (supposedly) submitted, the following message appears:
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. is highly selective in offering representation to writers. We receive an extraordinarily large number of unsolicited submissions and can only seriously consider those with merit. Please submit to us via email by completing the form below. We regret that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can only respond to queries if we are interested in seeing more material. clue if she got my submission. How annoying!
from Abigail
Apr 26, 2021 12:51 pm

WF sent 26 APRIL 2021
Mystery 77k
from HopeDiamond
Feb 18, 2021 11:38 am

OQ 2.16.21 - No electronic acknowledgment of receipt
OQ 2.18.21 - Resent. Ditto (WHY??)

Middle-grade time travel, 61,000 words.

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