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Robin Straus

Robin Straus Agency, Inc.

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Robin Straus

Robin Straus Agency, Inc.

229 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
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Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


Current Affairs/Politics
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Known Clients (current & past)
Brian Aldiss
Antony Beevor
David Blackbourn
Joan Bolker
Frances Brent
Simon Callow
Eileen Chang
Charles Dickinson
David Doubilet
Claudia Dreifus
Colin Eisler
David Esterly
Thomas Flanagan
Stephen Fox
Lucie Greene
Vasily Grossman
Andrew Hacker
Titania Hardie
Jana Harris
Michele A. Hernandez
Michele Hernandez
Yivo Institute For Jewish Research
Joan Jakobson
Ha Jin
Hao Jingfang
Landon Jones
Sheila Kohler
Jerelle Kraus
Judith Lennox
Thomas Lickona
Amber Madison
Ellen Marmur
Alyse Myers
Paul Nicklen
Karen Quinn
Peter Quinn
Kathleen Ragan
Laurence Rees
Joshua Rubenstein
Al Silverman
Alexander McCall Smith
John Tirman
Kelly Traver
Yasutaka Tsutsui
Frederick Turner
James Villas
Peter Watson
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/20/2023 05:12 PM
EQ 2/4
Notified offer of rep 3/7
Danielle Matta full request 3/8 said she would read by deadline
Kind rejection 3/20
12/14/2022 09:41 PM
12/14/22 Because there are so many agents that don't respond to their slush piles at all, I was grateful to at least receive a form letter rejection regarding my memoir (after 82 days, with the same verbiage hsdonnelly stated in a previous comment).
09/27/2022 01:58 PM
EQ: 7/9/22 Adult Fantasy Realism 95K
ER: 9/26/22
09/13/2022 06:47 PM
06/27/2022 07:01 PM
EQ 2022-04-25 (Lit, Hist, Humour) 98K
Rej 2022-06-27 "sorry to report to you that we will not ask to consider the work for representation . . . we've learned to trust our instincts about whether there would be a good fit between a particular writer and us. We certainly recognize that we might well be passing up a good opportunity."

Maybe a form rejection. But sounds like at least they were not quibbling about the writing.

Rejection came 3 weeks after the "six weeks" they had indicated I would hear from them. So that is interesting.
05/23/2022 09:50 AM
Email query 5/6
Nudge with offer 5/19
Partial Request 5/20
Kind, personal rejection on 5/23

76k psych thriller
04/15/2022 05:44 PM
EQ: 23 March, 2022
ER: 15 April, 2022

Very kind form rejection email from Danielle Matta.

Adult 83k LitFic
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/09/2022 04:55 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Thanks anotherearth
03/07/2022 12:45 PM
Robin Straus is OPEN to queries. Submission requirements here: https://www.robinstrausagency.com/submissions
11/30/2021 09:35 AM
It appears that Robin Straus has acquired the Wallace Literary Agency, and that it's Wallace that's no longer considering new clients.
04/28/2021 08:43 AM
Query, annotated table of contents, prologue, and chapter 1 sent 12/6/20 (agent was open to queries then) for 135k true crime/me too memoir.

1/26/21 "we will not ask to represent this" email.
03/13/2021 04:33 PM
EQ: 11/11/2020
ER: 3/11/2020

Women's Fic 91K
02/23/2021 02:22 AM
Her website is throwing an error page and I can't find an alternate site on the internet.
11/28/2020 05:50 PM
Adult female-driven fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/28/20
11/03/2020 10:40 AM
13 day form rejection.
Same form as everyone else's.
08/28/2020 09:59 AM
comm fic 08/16
denied 08/28
06/23/2019 02:44 PM
EQ 8/3/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/7/18 (Passed--can't offer rep)

10/13/18: EQ 8/23/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 10/10/18 (Passed--no reason)

12/2/18: EQ 11/14/18 (2nd Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 11/20/18 (Passed--can't offer rep)

Eq 1/11/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 2/4/19 (Passed--can't offer rep)

4/20/19: 2/21/19 (3rd/final requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 4/16/19 (No word from nudges)

6/23/19: EQ 6/21/19 (2nd/final requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection from Katelyn (no requeries, which is different--same rejection as before--can't offer rep)
07/19/2018 09:30 AM
EQ 6/13/2018 historical 73K
ER 6/25/2018 form
05/11/2018 06:20 PM
EQ: 3/29/18
ER: 5/11/18
Form letter, almost 6 weeks to the day, which is what they say; signed by Katelyn Hales, not Robin Straus
08/01/2017 03:44 PM
EQ 7/26/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
ER 7/31/17 (Passed-not a good fit.) Will try her with DI later this fall.
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03/09/2022 - Open to queries.
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