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Mr. Robert Guinsler

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602

New York, NY 10006



Website: www.sll.com

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Jul 07, 2016 8:37 am


Profile Update: New postal address.
from Azalea
Jun 10, 2016 9:49 am


Request for full of contemporary YA in comment below.Sent 10/22/15. Form rejection in SASE on June 9, 2016 from his assistant..
from Azalea
Oct 30, 2015 4:29 pm


Sent snail mail query early August to Robert for YA novel. Rec'd email request for a full last week (Oct 22) from Claire. I hope Robert us behind the request! I met him at WLT and liked him.
from Thulsa_doom
Oct 14, 2015 11:53 pm


From the Bewares section of Absolute Write:

"I'd like to add to those who've posted that Guinsler is a "bad communicator." He's not just bad - he's awful. As a client, he seldom takes your phone calls or calls back, and good luck getting him to respond to an email. Unless your project sells in mere seconds, expect never to hear from him again."

Possibly something to note. Sounds like a client wasn't happy!

(Full Disclaimer, I've never queried him, but I am Bored At Work and I've had this happen last I was agented so QED)


from Blatherskite
Jul 20, 2015 4:05 pm


Snail Q 10/19/14
CNR 1/12/14

Upper middle grade urban fantasy

Update, 7/20/2015: Merciful query gods, I finally got a response, in the SASE I'd sent. Form rejection from Brian Egan, Guinsler's assistant, dated 7/17. Received 274 days after query. Makes me wonder whether Egan was just hired, and his first task was to go through Guinsler's 20 foot stack of neglected queries.
from KristenH
Feb 21, 2014 7:01 am


Good luck Kosoko!
from KosokoJackson
Feb 20, 2014 5:58 pm


2/10: Sent query through a reference
2/14: Asked for full
2/25: Sending full

First agent queried for this novel, so lets hope!
from chickenma
Oct 19, 2013 5:24 pm


It's been 6 months. No word of any kind. Is he just lazy? If so, he wouldn't be a very good agent for a debut novel.
from chickenma
Oct 10, 2013 6:51 pm


When I met Robert at a conference early May, he asked for the full. I nudged him in August, still haven't heard back.
from KristenH
Oct 08, 2013 4:00 pm


7/2/13, I queried Robert with Chain Reaction. Today I've heard back from Dwight Curtis. He wasn't too enthusiastic about it. I'll try Celeste Fine next month.
from bethbethbeth
Sep 09, 2013 9:43 am


Q: 6/20/13
Closed: 7/20 no response

Dark literary fiction
from nottooshabby
Jun 09, 2013 11:46 am


semi-form rejection after four months -- looked like someone actually TYPED it .....
from Zooks3
Jul 11, 2012 9:01 am


7/11/12 - Wow, nobody's commented in months. Anybody email these guys w/any success?
from KristenH
Mar 30, 2012 5:22 pm


3/23/12, I've snail mailed Venom to Robert. Today I've heard back. He's not enthusiastic to take it on. So I'll be doing Doug Stewart in April.
from rufran
Mar 23, 2012 1:59 pm


He is slow to respond -like 6 months... after saying he was interested, then faded into the background and disappeared. After 6 months in that agency, I tried to reach him but no response so I considered his 6 months without a follow-up a "not interested".

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