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Mr. Robert Guinsler

Sterling Lord Literistic

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Robert Guinsler

Sterling Lord Literistic

115 Broadway, Suite 1602
New York, NY 10006
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Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Postal Mail
Online Form [Go To Form]
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


Current Affairs/Politics
General Non-Fiction
Pop Culture
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
02/27/2021 03:47 PM
Former client. Robert's a nice guy but absolutely terrible at communication and keeping clients updated. It typically takes him a long time to respond to email, notes on manuscripts, submission lists, etc.
10/02/2020 12:03 PM
FQ: Historical, Women's, 90K, sent Oct. 2/20
06/24/2020 10:55 AM
6/24/20 sent follow up that I have an offer of representation
06/09/2020 08:36 AM
PitMad LIKE 6/4/2020
05/01/2020 03:51 PM
Has anyone heard back from Chris Combemale's Twitter pitch requests? He requested my manuscript from DVPit in October. I nudged him in January and he politely apologised and said he hoped to get through all his requests by February. It's now May and I don't know whether to nudge again or give up. I'm thinking the latter, but thought I'd check.
04/23/2020 02:47 PM
Using as a stand-in for Chris Combemale

DVpit EQ: 04/23/20

Adult rom-com, 73k
11/02/2019 07:23 PM
EQ DvPIt 10/29
11/01/2019 05:53 PM
EQ (from DVpit) sent 1 Nov 2019.
10/29/2019 02:04 AM
EQ from twitter pitch event 10/29/19 YA Thriller 96k
09/21/2019 07:08 AM
EQ 6/24/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 9/20/19 (No word via nudges)
05/09/2019 03:59 PM
EQ 4/26
FR: 4/26
Rejection: 5/9 probably a form
04/26/2019 07:54 AM
EQ (online form) from #DVPit request, 4/26
lit fic, 80k words
03/05/2018 12:45 PM
SQ 12/12/17 (Requery Venom)
SR 3/5/18 (Passed--not passionate enough.)
09/27/2016 09:56 AM
Snail mail??? Next ...
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
07/07/2016 08:37 AM
Profile Update: New postal address.
06/10/2016 09:49 AM
Request for full of contemporary YA in comment below.Sent 10/22/15. Form rejection in SASE on June 9, 2016 from his assistant..
10/30/2015 04:29 PM
Sent snail mail query early August to Robert for YA novel. Rec'd email request for a full last week (Oct 22) from Claire. I hope Robert us behind the request! I met him at WLT and liked him.
10/14/2015 11:53 PM
From the Bewares section of Absolute Write:

"I'd like to add to those who've posted that Guinsler is a "bad communicator." He's not just bad - he's awful. As a client, he seldom takes your phone calls or calls back, and good luck getting him to respond to an email. Unless your project sells in mere seconds, expect never to hear from him again."

Possibly something to note. Sounds like a client wasn't happy!

(Full Disclaimer, I've never queried him, but I am Bored At Work and I've had this happen last I was agented so QED)

07/20/2015 04:05 PM
Snail Q 10/19/14
CNR 1/12/14

Upper middle grade urban fantasy

Update, 7/20/2015: Merciful query gods, I finally got a response, in the SASE I'd sent. Form rejection from Brian Egan, Guinsler's assistant, dated 7/17. Received 274 days after query. Makes me wonder whether Egan was just hired, and his first task was to go through Guinsler's 20 foot stack of neglected queries.
02/21/2014 07:01 AM
Good luck Kosoko!
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