Ms. Karen Grencik

Red Fox Literary

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Only accepting queries from conferences and referrals.

Karen Grencik

Red Fox Literary

129 Morro Avenue
Shell Beach, CA 93449
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
Picture Book
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Romance


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03/27/2018 03:55 PM
EQ: 3/26/18
ER: 3/26/18
YA Fantasy, 97K

Submitted following SCBWI conference in LA. Received personalized, very encouraging rejection (due to genre fit). If her response is any indication, anyone would be lucky to work with her.
03/30/2015 10:58 AM
Queried her following Prairie Writer's & Illustrator's Day in Chicagoland, 1/1/15
Full request 1/2/15
Sweet rejectionon 1/3/15 saying it was "a matter of like and not love and someone else will take it soon."

Very nice lady with a very unusual story in the publishing world!
02/07/2015 06:59 AM
Although this agent is closed to submissions, I took a Webinar from Danielle Smith and received a positive response on the picture book I submitted. Ms. Smith told me that while she liked the book it was not different enough from what was on the market. I can work with that! She also said that she is open to seeing other of my work. NOTE: She is closed to submissions from those who have not met her through a conference or seminar.

I have asked the moderators of query why Red Fox Literary is not on the list of agencies for picture books. I will with permission share their response.

In this case taking the Webinar through Writer's Digest was well worth the reasonable expense and time. I strongly suggest looking into their Webinars, particularly those that will provide feedback on your manuscript.

Good luck!
11/05/2013 06:28 AM
EQ: 9/4/13 (rhyming picture book)
ER: 11/4/13

A nice, customized rejection. (Note that I was able to submit to Ms. Grencik despite her "closed to queries" notification here because I had attended the NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA, earlier this year, which she provided critiques at.)
09/28/2013 08:29 PM
Congrats WriterMC!

A while ago back in 2011 I submitted to her and she was very kind in her rejection. She loved the story but it was just too long and she said she would not be able to find a buyer for it, but she also mentioned that she would be the first to buy it when it hits the shelves! So with that said, I hope to be able to query her again someday. I just sent a pitch for a character driven PB and she is actually offering one of the four prizes: the chance to submit your PB manuscript to her. I hope I get it!
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