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Does anyone have any experience with him? He reps some on my favorite authors and is on my Agents Wishlist.

Any insight would be helpful. I have checked google, aq, etc. but I want to know if any of you had any personal experience. Like how long a query response takes, rejections and why, etc.

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Has anyone queried him or had any recent experience? Thanks.
 

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A friend of mine is represented by Andrew Stuart. Last time I checked, I think he liked him fine, if not overly much. This friend recommended a novel of mine to Andrew, who asked me to email the full ms to him last April 2007. I never heard back from him.

In June '07 I saw Andrew at a party thrown by my friend (his client) and mentioned that I had sent the ms at his request. He had no memory of it and asked me to send it again. I did so. I have never heard another word from him. Nada--not in response to a polite email reminding him of our personal meeting and his request to see my novel--nothing at all.

So--I hate to to write this so often about agents--but my experience with him was very far from inspiring. (And not that this should ideally matter in terms of agent responses, but I've published a novel with a major press for which I appeared, among other places, on C-SPAN and which was blurbed by two very very major writers and so, combined with a client recommendation, my ms isn't exactly coming out of nowhere.)

But, yeah, I look at the record of my submissions and I see that under the category of "MANUSCRIPT ABYSS" (ie, submissions about which I've never managed to get a word of response) is "Emailed full ms. to Andrew Stuart (X’s agent): 4.23.07" So I sure can't recommend him.
 

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Andrew Stuart Agency

Once again, I'm telling you that THIS forum is GREAT:e2seesaw: I may have a zillion questions, but I can get some kind an answer from you ALL:Clap:

Okay my reason for being interested in this agency is because one of my favorite authors {E. Lynn Harris} passed and R. M. Johnson just put out a book and said he {Andrew Stuart} was his agent.

The response above was listed in comments when I Googled him. I didn't have to check to see if the comment was legit because of course IT WAS!

Thank you:thankyou: to the founder of the forum and boo on anyone who does harm to impugn the integrity of this forum. My personal opinion.

So I'm still persevering to persevere and find a publisher. So again ~ thanX and keep on keepin' on ~ yea showing my age but who cares :hooray:.

Kymalie, the butterfly
 

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Not much action in this thread. Unfortunately I don't have much to add either, except he has a new website: http://stuartagency.com

Of course, there's nothing on it right now except this:

Welcome to the new stuartagency.com website! Our site has been recently created and will soon be available for your use. Our web designers are creating a new web-interface that will soon be online! In the meantime, please be patient while we are working to make these changes. A new page will be available soon!
 

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That site is still totally not useful, but by the list of books represented on his Publisher's Marketplace page, it doesn't appear that the agent, at least, is doing poorly.
 

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Just FYI, his site now has client list, etc.
 

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Does anyone know anything about, or have had any dealings with, a Christopher Rhodes of this agency? Thanks.
 

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