Robin Straus Agency, Inc. represents high quality adult fiction and non-fiction including literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, women's fiction, memoirs, history, biographies, books on psychology, popular culture and current affairs, science, parenting, and cookbooks. We do not represent juvenile, young adult, science fiction/fantasy, horror, romance, westerns, poetry or screenplays.
We are a small agency and it is extremely rare that we take on new clients. However, if you would like to make a submission, please send us a query letter with contact information, an autobiographical summary, a brief synopsis or description of your book project, submission history, and information on competition. If you wish, you may also include the opening chapter of your manuscript. Please let us know if you are showing the manuscript to other agents simultaneously.
We will not respond to any queries that do not include self-addressed-stamped-envelope and, please, no metered postage. We take no responsibility for material submitted to us.
Do keep in mind that we are a small agency with a large volume of unsolicited submissions. We ask that you be patient with us, and while we do our best to reply to all queries, you can assume that if you haven't heard from us after six weeks, we are not interested.
All queries may be addressed to:
Robin Straus Agency, Inc.
229 East 79th Street, Suite 5A
New York, New York 10075
If you prefer to submit your queries electronically, please note that we do not download manuscripts. All materials must be included in the body of the email, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.