Item #4: Query Critique

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GENRE: Literary and commercial fiction, romance, SFF, mystery, select nonfiction

RESTRICTIONS: No picture books, memoir or poetry


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Rebecca Strauss

Rebecca Strauss is an agent at DeFiore and Co. and focuses on literary and commercial fiction, women’s fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romance, mystery, YA, pop culture and select non-fiction. In all genres, she’s looking for a compelling story, fresh voice and emotional heart—a work that grabs you from the first page.  She’s especially interested in emerging writers and developing long term relationships.

Before joining DeFiore and Co., Rebecca was at McIntosh and Otis for seven years where she was an agent and Director of Subsidiary Rights.  Prior to M&O, she was a foreign rights associate at Trident Media Group, and a book scout and development assistant at Sony Pictures. She’s originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and earned her degree in English Literature from Duke University.


You can follow Rebecca on Twitter @rebeccaliterary.

Starting bid: $10

Any bids submitted before 12:00am on Monday, April 5, 2021 or after 8:59:59pm EST on Friday, April 9, 2021 will be deleted.