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Ms. Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

Red Fox Literary

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Only accepting queries from conferences and referrals.

Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

Red Fox Literary

Asheville, NC
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


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


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Known Clients (current & past)
Beth Anderson
Anne Lambelet
Christina Soontornvat
Jess Townes
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
09/29/2020 06:55 PM
Form Query (from Austin SCBWI conference) 6/30/2020 - contemporary YA, 70K words
Email form rejection 9/29/20
01/12/2018 02:43 PM
Her manuscriptwishlist.com page says she's only accepting queries fitting her wishlist.

#MSWL EQ: 1/13/17
07/15/2017 12:04 AM
I submitted to Stephanie Fretwell-Hill because she told me I could submit at Ultimate Pitch-Fest 17.
11/10/2016 11:33 PM
EQ: April 21
Still no response--Nov. 10
10/31/2016 05:51 PM
EQ 3/21/16
Email from Masha to say the query had been placed in Stephanie's to-read folder 7/14/16
ER 8/3/16

YA Contemporary
08/25/2016 01:18 PM
EQ 5/10
ER 8/24 form
08/25/2016 07:47 AM
EQ 5/12
ER 8/24 (form)
08/17/2016 06:37 PM
EQ: 4/12/16
ER: 8/17/16
Form letter, but a nice one.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/16/2016 07:51 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
05/10/2016 05:38 PM
EQ: 5/10
05/10/2016 12:52 PM
EQ: 2/24
CNR: 4/4

ER: 5/10

Thank you so much for sending your work for my consideration. I’m afraid that it is not a fit for me right now, so I will decline. This is not a comment on the quality of your manuscript or the strengths that you bring to it; as you know, this is a subjective business and another agent may be a better match. I do thank you for thinking of me and I wish you all the best in placing your work elsewhere.
05/06/2016 03:42 PM
EQ: Feb. 22
Feb 22 & 23: Received auto-response twice.
ER: May 6: Nice form R..

MG Fantasy
04/27/2016 09:03 PM
Thanks guys! I ended up receiving it, just not immediately :)
04/27/2016 05:59 PM
Tolstoyce, I received one shortly after I submitted.
04/27/2016 05:30 PM
EQ: 4/27/16

YA Fantasy. Should I have received an auto-response?
04/27/2016 05:12 PM
Thanks for the heads up, orangrila.

I've got a query from March 1st, so now I'm wondering if she'll reject it in time for me to send something else before the deadline... Actually, I think people like me are why she's received 4k+ queries.
04/27/2016 02:48 PM
Another tweet from Stephanie today: "With 4k+ mss I have not been able to achieve a 4-wk reply. I will get to your sub ASAP. Plz only one sub per authr. Thx 4 patience!"

Stephanie tweeted yesterday that she's closing soon to submissions: "...will be closing to unsolicited submissions 5.15.16, so send your ms already! " She was originally planning to accept queries until July 25, so she must be swamped indeed!
04/21/2016 06:24 PM
EQ: 2/27
ER: 4/22

Good luck queriers :)
04/21/2016 04:01 PM
EQ: 2/15
ER (form): 4/21
Speculative YA
04/13/2016 07:33 PM
EQ 2/17
ER 4/13
YA contemporary fantasy
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