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Ms. Laura Strachan

Strachan Literary Agency

P.O. Box 2091

Annapolis, MD 21404


AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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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.
from Shirleefender
Jul 11, 2010 9:55 am

Rejection from young adult novel:

Dear Ms. Fender,

Thanks so much for your query. Unfortunately, this is not something that I can take on at this time. I'm going to pass, but I do appreciate having the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it.


Laura Strachan

from Patrick (admin)
Jul 07, 2010 7:17 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries until September 2010.

(Thanks StanMiller)
from StanMiller
Jul 06, 2010 5:15 pm

Website says closed to Querys until September 2010 at least.
from win21mom
Jun 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Equery 6/2/2010
Standard Ereject 6/15/2010

"Thank you for your recent query, and my apologies for the delayed response. I am working my way through a backlog. Unfortunately, this is not something that I can take on at this time. I'm going to pass, but I do appreciate having the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it."
from jlewis2
Jun 13, 2010 9:50 pm

e-query: 5/16; request for partial 6/13. She said she's working through a backlog so could take a while.
from writer86
Jun 13, 2010 12:49 pm

EQ through online form 5/11; same form reject as below 6/13
commercial YA fiction

never have luck w/form queries, must stop using that method...

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