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    Straus Literary (Jonah Straus)

    Anyone have experience with Jonah Straus of Straus Literary? Not a lot on Google. A $ at P&E, a PM page and a website that directs you back to the PM page. He has a number of esoteric sounding clients, but that may be the result of his tenure as the literary agent for a think tank.

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    Can't find him on Query Tracker, Agent Query, or 1000 Literary Agents. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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    Straus Literary

    I would be interested in hearing of anyone's experience, good or bad, with Jonah Strauss and Strauss Literary.
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    Just adding their url, which is their Publishers Marketplace page:

    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/strauslit/

    FWIW, looks legit to me.

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    Thanks JerseyGirl - still looking, haven't found any negatives yet.
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    Actually, it's spelled Straus, not Strauss.

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    Oh, thanks Julie Worth!
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    Thumbs up Jonah Straus (Straus Literary)

    Newly listed at Agent Query:

    http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=1047

    Responded to my email query within 48 hours asking for as much of the book as I had ready. Did know my work, however, and this is my 20th book. But still, I thought that pretty efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Newly listed at Agent Query:

    http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=1047

    Responded to my email query within 48 hours asking for as much of the book as I had ready. Did know my work, however, and this is my 20th book. But still, I thought that pretty efficient.
    Hmm-m-m... queried and never heard back - four months now. Oh well, onward and upward (I hope!)

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    There's also this:

    http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com...y+Agency+.aspx

    Jem, maybe your query got lost. I would resubmit. I think of all the times email has gone into my Spam folder by mistake or never reached me, and it makes me wonder. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    There's also this:

    http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com...y+Agency+.aspx

    Jem, maybe your query got lost. I would resubmit. I think of all the times email has gone into my Spam folder by mistake or never reached me, and it makes me wonder. . . .
    Viking, I'll try again.

    Thanks for the link!
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    I liked him, he responded quickly, asked for a complete, read it in less than a month I think and I was ready to sign when I got a surprise offer from an agent with a much higher profile who also had very illuminating ideas for a revision. I would have signed with Jonah if not for that call.

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    I'm almost ready to send out again. I'm in Query Hell right now - and really feeling the burn!

    And congratulations on landing that agent!
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    I was attempting to check out JOHAN Straus Literary Agency, when I came across:

    (Ms) ROBIN Straus Literary Agency, set up in 1983, based at: 229 East 79 Street, NY. This agency has a web site

    www.robinstrausagency.com/

    but there is only one page on the web site. It might be under construction.

    Johan Straus, based at 319 Lafayette Street, NY has this web site:

    www.strausliterary.com which seems to redirect automatically to:

    www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/strauslit/
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    Quote Originally Posted by euclid View Post
    I was attempting to check out JOHAN Straus Literary Agency, when I came across:

    (Ms) ROBIN Straus Literary Agency, set up in 1983, based at: 229 East 79 Street, NY. This agency has a web site

    www.robinstrausagency.com/

    but there is only one page on the web site. It might be under construction.

    Johan Straus, based at 319 Lafayette Street, NY has this web site:

    www.strausliterary.com which seems to redirect automatically to:

    www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/strauslit/
    There doesn't seem to be a connection. Jonah (not Johan) is from California. And Robin's webpage is more than one page. Try clicking the links.

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    I met Johah Straus at a party in Manhattan. He's young, smart, and energetic. Completely legit. He represents a pal of mine and has done a great job so far. His list is heavy on authors in translation, and has experience in foreign rights sales.

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