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Ms. Anna Stein

ICM Partners

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Anna Stein

ICM Partners

730 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/23/2022 07:32 AM
Same form response for me (3 weeks after initial query, also from Julie Flanagan): "Thank you for your query. While Anna will not be taking on the project, we do wish you the best of luck finding passionate representation for your work."
03/31/2021 02:32 PM
Same note.
"I’m afraid that Anna is completely inundated with clients’ manuscripts at the moment and she is not taking on new clients. We wish you great luck finding passionate representation for your work.

All best wishes,

Julie Flanagan
Office of Anna Stein"
06/18/2019 06:41 PM
Stawgna- I agree. I queried her when she was closed back in January 2018 with my first manuscript. She asked to see it. Unfortunately, she rejected it (a very nice rejection). So I decided to query her again with my second MS in January 2019. That's when she told me she was too busy with her clients.
06/11/2019 05:24 PM
Agents sometimes say in rejection letters that they are too busy with current clients to take on new ones, when, in fact, they are open but use the line to gently reject someone. Is it possible that's what happened here? On second thought, scratch that. Nobody query her. Less competition!
01/14/2019 07:21 PM
Can the writer who received feedback on 1/7/19 confirm whether Ms. Stein is closed to queries?

^^^Thank you, mnk277.
01/14/2019 11:29 AM
Yes, she is closed. She told me she is too busy with her clients.
12/05/2018 06:58 AM
Can someone advise where you found info that this agent is closed to queries, so I can check for latest update?
02/02/2018 03:44 PM
Did someone submit a partial in October and still hasn't heard back?
02/27/2017 03:32 PM
Query submitted 3 Nov; full ms requested 3 Dec; offer of representation on 25 Jan. First offer for North American rights 24 Feb.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/20/2015 05:59 PM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Aitken Alexander Associates. Her new query guidelines are still unknown.
Patrick (Admin)
11/28/2015 04:06 PM
duffoliver, yes, she will be joining ICM on Dec. 1st. No details are currently available.
11/18/2015 06:26 PM
ER: 11/18
11/18/2015 03:50 PM
EQ: 9/7 with 30 pages (upmarket/literary fiction)
Full Request 11/18

Patrick, I saw an announcement that Anna Stein is joining ICM in December. Do I have that right?

In any case, the email came from the reception address and was signed by the agency/not with a signature from Ms. Stein's assistant, so I'm not sure what review pool I'm in. =) Either way, I'm glad, as either one would be awesome. But it's interesting not to know.
10/14/2015 07:42 PM
EQ: 10/14/15
08/18/2014 10:33 PM
She still seems to be listed on the website (as Anna Stein O'Sullivan).
08/08/2014 05:34 PM
She's no longer listed on the Aitken website; anyone know where she's gone?
03/12/2014 09:53 AM
EQ 3/7/14
ER 3/12/14

Commercial Spy - 94k

"Thank you for your query for your novel XXXX, which we read with interest. Unfortunately, we're unable to take on the project, but wish you the best of luck finding the right home for your work."

from "reception@aitkenalexander.com"
02/04/2014 08:54 PM
02/04/14: Online Form to Gillon Aitken re: AST.
11/07/2013 01:59 PM
According to Publisher's Marketplace, she continues to be active. Her last deal was reported on Oct. 21, 2013 for a memoir called The Seven Good Years. A bunch of earlier deals in 2013.

According to Poets & Writers, she offers the following advice for queries: "I accept unsolicited queries, but only if they're well-researched and it is clear that the author knows what books I represent and thinks we'd be a good match."

My guess is, unless you pass that strict threshold, she doesn't respond.
07/17/2013 09:10 PM
EQ - 3/6/13

Closed no response - 7/17/13

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Last Update:
- Changed agencies. Formerly with Aitken Alexander Associates.
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