We accept queries via email to this address only: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Strothman Agency only accepts electronic submissions. Physical query letters will be recycled unopened. Please do not send entire manuscripts or attachments unless requested. All unrequested attachments will be deleted unread. We do not accept or respond to queries via fax or telephone.
NOTE: The Strothman Agency is currently closed to all unsolicited queries. We plan to reopen in the future and will announce that here. [We will still be accepting referrals and requested work during the time we are closed.]
A short synopsis of your work
A short bio
The genre and word count of your manuscript
We are NOT accepting queries for:
nature and the environment
business and economics
young adult fiction
young adult non-fiction
middle grade fiction
middle grade non-fiction
The Strothman Agency does not charge a reading fee, and every submission is read and considered. All emails received will be immedietly acknowledged with an auto-reply. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please allow four to six weeks for a response. If we have not replied to your query within eight weeks, we do not feel that it is right for us.
The Strothman Agency seeks out scholars, journalists, and other acknowledged and emerging experts in their fields.
For all nonfiction, please include your qualifications and experience. For memoir, please include the first ten pages as a sample. If we are interested, we will ask for a book proposal and your sample chapters. More information writing nonfiction book proposals can be found here.
We represent both young adult and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, in all sub genres.
Please include ten pages of your manuscript, in the body of your email. For YA and MG, we prefer to see two or three comparable titles mentioned in the query.
The Strothman Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives.