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Ms. Lori Steel

Red Fox Literary

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Lori Steel

Red Fox Literary

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Nydia Armendia-Sanchez
Bill Caterbury
K.E. Lewis
Ebony Lynn Mudd
Laura Shovan
Lynn Street
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
02/08/2023 08:37 PM
QM: 2/7/23
Rejection: 2/8/23

YA Fantasy 98k
01/20/2023 06:44 AM
QM: 11/29/2022
Rejection: 12/29/2022
MG Horror 55K
01/17/2023 02:02 PM
***UPDATE: I reached out to Lori through QM to inquire about the no response and she said since this was a repeat submission it was automatically flagged and arrived in QM. Even though it’s been over a year and mentioned revisions in my query. It’s the same title so I’m guessing that’s why it was flagged. Note moving forward: change your ms title. Revisions aren’t enough.

Has anyone had troubles getting updates from Lori? I just checked my QM link and it says my query was rejected on Nov 7,2022 but I NEVER received a letter. And the rejection letter wasn't uploaded in QM like it normally is. I'm upset that I've had false hope of being on her maybe list this whole time. Has this happened to anyone else?
01/17/2023 10:54 AM
I just checked QT because I'm also still waiting to hear back, but it says no decision has been made. Sorry to hear that happened to you!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/01/2023 10:47 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
12/08/2022 11:58 PM
FQ: 12/05
Notification of offer 12/8
Very kind and complimentary step aside due to time constraints 12/8
11/29/2022 07:16 PM
Per the form you can select:

Lori Steel, Red Fox Literary
Thank you for considering Red Fox Literary for your work. While we are generally closed to unsolicited submissions, I am opening for a short while to consider projects outside of referrals/conferences. This window will close on January 1, 2023.

To submit a query to Lori, please complete the form below and please note:
*Lori represents fiction and non-fiction FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ONLY.
*Lori does not represent YA horror or any "hard" sci-fi (think space and high tech).
*At the moment, Lori is only considering illustrators or author/illustrators, and novels.
*She will only consider PB text if requested at a conference or by referral. Thank you for understanding.
*Please do not submit adult projects. These will not receive responses.
*While she cannot provide detailed feedback, Lori aims to respond to all queries.
*If you submitted while Lori was at RQLA, she is still considering your work and you will receive a reply!
11/14/2022 02:50 PM
From their website: Unfortunately, all Red Fox Literary agents are closed to unsolicited submissions and will only be considering submissions through industry referrals or through conferences at which they present. We wish you all the best on your writing journey!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/25/2022 01:22 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
09/30/2022 03:19 PM
FQ: 9/13/22 (based on MSWL Post)
FR: 9/30/22

MG Fantasy 64K
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
06/07/2022 02:38 PM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Raven Quill Literary.
05/13/2022 07:39 AM
QM: 4/8/2022
FR: 5/12/2022
MG Fantasy 40K
04/22/2022 07:35 AM
A form rejection after 57 days. Wish it would be sooner.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
04/18/2022 05:05 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/01/2022 10:35 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/23/2022 11:11 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
02/07/2022 08:47 AM
Pitched 2/5 at Michigan Writing Workshop, invited to query 1st chapter.
FQ: 2/6/22
Full request: same day
YA SF 103k
02/06/2022 04:12 PM
QT form online Feb 1 Middle Grade Novel
Form R Feb 6
'Did not connect with the character'
01/20/2022 11:13 AM
EQ via online form: 1-17-22 (MG mystery)
Form R: 1/19
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/16/2022 08:38 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
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01/01/2023 - Closed to queries.
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