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Mr. Douglas Stewart

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 StoryMan
Feb 04, 2017 5:42 pm


Query letter with picture book manuscript sent via snail mail on 1/7/2017
Rejection letter received in snail mail SASE on 2/4/2017
Rejection letter was dated 1/30/2017 and stated the following:

On behalf of Doug Stewart, I'd like to thank you very much for sending us your query letter and pages from xxx. We appreciate that you have given us the chance to read your work, and thank you for your patience as your work has made its way through the channels here at SLL.

Regrettably, Doug is going to pass on representing your book. While there was certainly a lot to admire in your submission, Doug is not seeking to represent any more children's picture books at this time. We hope that you find someone to champion your work out in the publishing world.

Thank you so much for thinking of Doug and of Sterling Lord Literistic. We wish you only the best of luck in finding your work a supportive home.

Best wishes,
Cara Reilly
Assistant to Douglas Stewart
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
from Galen_Marek
Oct 24, 2016 3:00 pm


Got a form rejection via snail mail from his assistant, Cara. I've never been so excited for a rejection like I have from this one because it was paper mail. LOL I'm keeping this forever.

FYI, in it stated that he was not seeking to represent any middle grade fiction or fantasy novels.
from jdeblanc11
Jul 25, 2016 9:35 am


Sent snail mail query on 6/24. YA Fantasy novel.
7/9 I nudged with offer of representation from another agent
7/12 His assistant emailed me, requesting the full
7/9 Passed:

Thank you for checking in and for your patience as Doug and I have taken some more time to look at XXXXXXX. We’ve been very impressed by your writing and by the originality of your story. However, the novel as a whole didn’t resonate with us in a way that would allow us to champion your work properly, so Doug will be passing on offering representation.

Thank you again for giving us time to read your work, and good luck moving forward! We’re very happy to know that XXXXXXX will be represented.



from Patrick (admin)
Jul 07, 2016 8:36 am


Profile Update: New postal address.
from karenleespree
Jul 01, 2016 12:47 pm


Ugh, only snail mail queries? Where is everyone getting the email to use? I'll leave all snail queries for LAST dibs.
from mollymom103
Feb 26, 2016 4:47 pm


Martha Milliard
from mollymom103
Feb 26, 2016 4:46 pm


MARTHA MILLARD not Douglas Stewart...
from roland007us
Oct 13, 2015 8:03 am


SQ: 8/13/15
CNR: 10/13/15

YA fiction
from jcalz216
May 08, 2015 8:24 am


EQ: 04/04/2015
FR from Madeleine Clark (his assistant): 04/10/2015
ER: 04/27/2015

From rejection letter: "While you are clearly a gifted writer, he found that the complexity of your writing style...just did not click for him. Reactions to fiction can be so subjective and so this is probably just a case of the wrong agent for some very good material."
from hopefulmonster
Apr 24, 2015 1:46 pm


EQ + synopsis + first three chapters: 4/24/15

Literary fiction

I know it says snail mail only, but it seems like others here have had luck emailing queries to this agent. I sent mine to doug@... (per pw.org) -- hopefully it reaches him.
from jcalz216
Apr 16, 2015 9:59 am


Thanks KristenH! And thanks again, pickfordm!
from KristenH
Apr 16, 2015 6:51 am


Congrats Jcalcz216!
from pickfordm
Apr 14, 2015 4:58 pm


great news, jcalz216!
from kmartens
May 08, 2014 1:21 pm


Snail Mail Q: 5/5

Memoir
from KristenH
Apr 23, 2013 4:02 pm


On 3/23/13, I queried Douglas via snail mail with Chain Reaction. Today I've heard back from his assistant--they passed, though she'd gotten the title wrong. She referred to the first part--she did the same for Venom last year too. I'll try Celeste Fine in May.

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