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 developing 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. 😉

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to rebecca@defliterary.com

Please email Rebecca@defliterary.com with a brief query letter containing information on your book, your bio and the first five pages in the body of the email. Please include the word “query” and your book title in the subject line.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent
Fiction: Commercial, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Humor, Pop Culture

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

BOOKSMART, THE GOOD PLACE, BIG LITTLE LIES, VERONICA MARS, SCHITT'S CREEK, RIVERDALE, DERRY GIRLS, SEX EDUCATION, NEW GIRL, LADY BIRD

TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE, UPROOTED, BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE, LOVE LETTERING, ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, NINTH HOUSE, TRUTHWITCH, THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE


My favorites include...

GILMORE GIRLS, FLEABAG, FIREFLY, DOWNTON ABBEY, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, BRAZEN AND THE BEAST, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, THE HATING GAME, THE SONG OF THE LIONESS series

 

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