Buy books by AWers

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.


 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 153

Thread: Stringer Literary Agency, LLC (Marlene Stringer)

  1. #51
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin pen&ink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by EgyptianGoddess View Post
    Most agencies are not open on Sunday, although I know a lot of agents check email, etc. What exactly are you expecting so fast?

    Well, I sent a query to Marlene Stringer and I've heard she gets back to people very quickly. I was hoping to have that same luck
    -C.

  2. #52
    Steel Magnolia & Snarky Pants Juneluv12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    13,189
    Quote Originally Posted by pen&ink View Post
    Well, I sent a query to Marlene Stringer and I've heard she gets back to people very quickly. I was hoping to have that same luck
    With my first YA, I heard back the same day...it's going on 3 days now...I'm a little worried about Marlene! LOL

    JtBH: YA Contemp: Agented

    "Without the bitter, baby, the sweet just ain't as sweet."--Vanilla Sky

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by pen&ink View Post
    Well, I sent a query to Marlene Stringer and I've heard she gets back to people very quickly. I was hoping to have that same luck

    Aww....well I don't know if a 1 day turnaround is the norm for anyone...but here's wishing you good luck!

  4. #54
    Rewriting My Destiny Cyia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Brillig in the slithy toves...
    Posts
    17,866
    One day turn around was what I got, too. It took about a week for the 'R' on the partial.

  5. #55
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin pen&ink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    8
    I sent my query off Sunday and I got my rejection today. Not a lot of advice for improvement or anything, but she said she had been pretty swamped with queries. I was just thrilled to have gotten an email back haha
    -C.

  6. #56
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin pen&ink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by Juneluv12 View Post
    With my first YA, I heard back the same day...it's going on 3 days now...I'm a little worried about Marlene! LOL

    did you ever hear back?
    -C.

  7. #57
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    24

    Red face

    I sent a query last Thursday and I haven't heard a thing--maybe she's replying in reverse order?
    50 Queries
    3 Partial Requests
    5 Full Requests (1 partial turned full)
    Lots of rejections

    AND 2 OFFERS OF REPRESENTATION

  8. #58
    Steel Magnolia & Snarky Pants Juneluv12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    13,189
    Quote Originally Posted by pen&ink View Post
    did you ever hear back?
    Nope, I haven't. Hmm, I may wait a little while longer and requery.

    JtBH: YA Contemp: Agented

    "Without the bitter, baby, the sweet just ain't as sweet."--Vanilla Sky

  9. #59
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    24
    I heard back this morning. It was a rejection--exactly one week after I sent the initial query. Still pretty fast.
    50 Queries
    3 Partial Requests
    5 Full Requests (1 partial turned full)
    Lots of rejections

    AND 2 OFFERS OF REPRESENTATION

  10. #60
    Steel Magnolia & Snarky Pants Juneluv12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    13,189
    Quote Originally Posted by Rexwriter View Post
    I heard back this morning. It was a rejection--exactly one week after I sent the initial query. Still pretty fast.
    yeah, but with my other two projects, she was lightining fast...one partial request and one query rejection...same day..within hours....and she was within a day of rejecting the partial....this was back in March though....

    JtBH: YA Contemp: Agented

    "Without the bitter, baby, the sweet just ain't as sweet."--Vanilla Sky

  11. #61
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    63
    Aside from the fact that she is lightning fast on her R's and partials, does anyone have any good info on the lovely Ms.Stringer? As in past sales? Reputation? etc?

    Thanks,
    F.F.

  12. #62
    Copyediting Queen oneidii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Berlin, baby.
    Posts
    329
    Hi F.F., you might check out my interview with Marlene on my blog. The link's in this thread.

    She is fantastic, she never gives up on a writer and has a great rep.

    For sales I'd recommend Publishers Marketplace.
    Seeme: the website
    Readme: the blog
    Meetme: Twittah

    POSSUM SUMMER is coming. Are you ready for the possum?

  13. #63
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    63
    Hey Jen, thanks for the tip.

    I have actually already read the interview on your blog and while it was helpful and informative it didn't have the hard figures I was looking for.

    I suppose I should probably just shell out for the publisher's marketplace subscription and get my sales figures from there. Although, it's not always updated and then just kind of a waste of cash.

    I'm basically looking for a string of publisher's that she has made previous sales to. If one of those pubs is on my dream publisher list then the query will digitally fly her way.

    It's a long and convoluted road of vetting people and doing background checks on their entire lives, before sending them my baby in an e-mail. As I'm sure all of you well know. It's just that sometimes I feel more like a hard boiled private detective than a author. And I don't even write crime novels....



    F.F.

  14. #64
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1
    Jen, I didn't see on your blog who her editor contacts are. Do you have that?

    FYI
    I queried Marlene July 27, got a partial request on the 28th, and then got a full request 16 days later. Haven't heard back yet. I won't expect to hear anything for another month, I would guess. I do follow her on twitter, so I know she has a life.

  15. #65
    AW Addict nicolesingslave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    322
    Also received a rejection within 24 hours. :-(

  16. #66
    practical experience, FTW jsouders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    185
    Hey guys. I'm thinking about querying. What does she mean by a short synopsis? How many pages are we talking about? 2? or 5? Mine is 8 right now, so I just need to know what I should cut out of it. Thanks.
    Last edited by jsouders; 08-29-2009 at 09:52 AM.

  17. #67
    Copyediting Queen oneidii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Berlin, baby.
    Posts
    329
    Hi Ainsley, Hi FF,

    Erm, she has many editor contacts and they are varied depending on what you write and how she best determines to sell it. I have to grin a bit at the idea I provide you a list of her editors. No agent will provide you that until they have offered, your book is up to speed and they give you your editor sub list.

    And then you will still not have their full list of editors.

    For an idea of who she's sold to recently, you can go to her webpage or take out a subscription to Pub Marketplace and check there.

    Hope this helps.
    Seeme: the website
    Readme: the blog
    Meetme: Twittah

    POSSUM SUMMER is coming. Are you ready for the possum?

  18. #68
    Dancing between good and evil... Phantom Writer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    So. Cal
    Posts
    351
    Queried Marlene on 8/13, got a nice form rejection on 8/14. Maybe she is still considering your query or milling it over? Good luck to all of you!
    There is only one guaranteed outcome when you write a novel: insanity.

  19. #69
    figuring it all out hopeful09's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    77
    Well, first time posting, long time reading. I love this forum. Just thought I'd add my two cents. I queried Ms. Stringer last night (Sunday night) and she responded with an R by 9 this a.m. I do appreciate knowing so soon, but wow! would I like to see a request for a partial or a full in my inbox. So tttiiirrreeeddd of Rs....

  20. #70
    practical experience, FTW jsouders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    185
    Quote Originally Posted by hopeful09 View Post
    Well, first time posting, long time reading. I love this forum. Just thought I'd add my two cents. I queried Ms. Stringer last night (Sunday night) and she responded with an R by 9 this a.m. I do appreciate knowing so soon, but wow! would I like to see a request for a partial or a full in my inbox. So tttiiirrreeeddd of Rs....

    Same here.

  21. #71
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin himynameisamanda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    31

    Marlene Stringer - Stringer Lit

    I'm not sure if anything's been said about them on here already, but I didn't find it.

    I just get email from them asking for more pages from my urban fantasy/young adult. Does anybody know anything about them, good or bad or otherwise?

    Thanks for any info.

  22. #72
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    96
    Got a request for a partial same day I sent it (10/21).
    http://redqueen1.livejournal.com/
    http://twitter.com/katee_robert


    Hunter of the Dead: Query-go-round
    Queen of Swords: Rewrite

  23. #73
    writer/fangirl katpaws's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    131
    Just received a partial request from a query sent 10/26. Quick, polite--who could ask for anything more?

  24. #74
    figuring it all out
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    96
    Got a very nice personalized rejection on 12/3. Which totally sucks because she was a top pick of mine but I appreciate her taking the time to personalize it.
    http://redqueen1.livejournal.com/
    http://twitter.com/katee_robert


    Hunter of the Dead: Query-go-round
    Queen of Swords: Rewrite

  25. #75
    Me love books much
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    94
    Just sent Ms. Stringer a query but considering it is only 3am in the US (4pm the next day here in Hong Kong), I'm wondering how long it will take her to respond. After reading all these posts, I have developed a morbid fascination with seeing how quickly she will get back to me... hopefully not with a big R!!

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search