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Ms. Laura Strachan

Strachan Literary Agency

P.O. Box 2091

Annapolis, MD 21404


AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from pmunter
Dec 06, 2017 10:11 am

Ah, you're right. Nothing happened but that's not uncommon. It's more unusual in my experience to hear anything at all.
from minigato
Dec 05, 2017 8:46 pm

But what happened immediately after you clicked "submit"? For me, the only thing that happened was that the button disappeared—no thank-you page, nothing to indicate that the form had actually been sent.
from pmunter
Dec 05, 2017 5:18 pm

She asked for a full manuscript practically in the return email, so that's something of an acknowledgement, I guess!
from minigato
Dec 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Did anyone receive a confirmation email after submitting via the form? I didn't get taken to any kind of confirmation page on the site after hitting "submit," so now I'm paranoid it didn't go through.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 01, 2017 10:44 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from tennisplayernw
Jul 27, 2017 2:08 pm

Form Query 7/16/17
Partial Request 7/24/17
Full Request 7/24/17 *30 minutes later.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 14, 2012 6:02 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks JCHFLA)
Apr 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Closed to new submissions until later in the year.
from KristenH
Mar 16, 2012 11:12 am

Requeried Chain Reaction via online form.
from WhiteGardenia
Mar 01, 2012 12:12 pm

Laura is on Twitter too:

from KristenH
Feb 13, 2012 6:16 am

That's good news.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 12, 2012 3:05 pm

Open to queries.

(Thanks aliasoctavia)
from KristenH
Feb 06, 2012 6:55 am

Hmm. Well I can always requery her for Chain Reaction soon.
from aliasoctavia
Feb 05, 2012 2:07 pm

Per website, dated January 2012:

"Here's the good news: Strachan Literary Agency is now accepting queries, but will be taking on new projects very, very selectively. We are most interested in high-end literary fiction and strong, compelling narrative nonfiction from authors with solid platforms. Here's the bad news: We have moved to a new computer and have had to make a clean break. With a few limited exceptions, queries and material submitted prior to 2012 were not transferred and are no longer under consideration."
from KristenH
May 17, 2011 4:05 pm

On 2/16, I queried her. Today I've heard back on my nudge. She said, that if I checked her website, they're not accepting new submissions. Nor she would take on an eco-thriller either. She did mention that my 2-week nudge deadline was presumptious, since they're overworked and understaffed. She's the first agent to say that to me. I normally get a response or not.

On 8.12, I've sent her a requery for Chain Reaction. On 12/12, I didn't hear from her and nudged her. No word today. Will try her next year.

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