Rebecca Strauss

DeFiore and Company

My Manuscript Wish List®

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, humor and select non-fiction. In all genres, she’s looking for a compelling, high concept story, fresh voice, tight pacing, and emotional heart. She wants a work that grabs you from the first page and won’t let go. Rebecca can’t wait to become obsessed with a new book. It’s the MOST FUN! (And, she uses a lot of exclamation points!) 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.

Fun facts about me:

I’m the daughter of 2 English professors and grew up discussing mainly 18th Century British Literature and WWII at the dinner table. Weird for a 5yo.

On one side of my family, my Southern Baptist ancestors have been in America since the 1700s. And, on the other side, I’m the child of a German Jewish refugee who fled the Holocaust. So, I have a particular appreciation for history and clashing cultures, as well as complicated families. 😉


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