Marlene Stringer

The Stringer Literary Agency LLC

Marlene Stringer worked in corporate & legal publishing for ten years before moving to the Barbara Bova Literary Agency in 1999. She became an agent in 2000. In 2008 she founded The Stringer Literary Agency LLC. For more information on the agency, agents, and submissions, check out for specifics.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

All submissions are electronic and processed through the website,, using Query Manager. Submissions or queries received through general email, or through the message area of our website, or any other channel, will be discarded unread. Please check the website to see if we are currently looking for specific genres, which may change from time to time. While we may share projects, different agents acquire specific genres and sub-genres that are not listed above (such as Book Club and Historical Fiction). Do not send screenplays, stage plays, poetry, music/lyrics, novels requiring translation, erotica, inspirational, comedy, humor, satire, religious, or previously published works.