Item #: Query Critique
READERSHIP: MG, YA, Adult
GENRE: Literary and commercial fiction, romance, SFF, mystery, select nonfiction
RESTRICTIONS: No picture books, memoir or poetry
TURNAROUND TIME: 2 weeks
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, clear concept, fresh voice and emotional heart—a work that grabs you from the first page. She's especially interested in emerging writers and underrepresented voices; and, she's looking to develop 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.
Bids go in the comments!
Any bids submitted before 12:00am on Monday, April 3, 2023 or after 8:59:59pm EST on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 will be deleted.