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Ms. Tamara Kawar

DeFiore and Company


Twitter: tetrametertalks

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Online Form: Yes

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from digitia
Dec 02, 2022 2:41 pm

Email Query: 2/14/22 (Pitch Wars Request for Full MS)
Invitation to resubmit to new agency email: 6/9/22
Resubmitted 6/13/22

Adult Fantasy 85k
from vickshi
Dec 02, 2022 1:14 pm

04/17/2022: FQ via QM
08/04/2022: Full request; informed her of r&r. She responded promptly to ask for the ms once it's revised, rather than see the earlier draft.
10/12/2022: Sent updated full manuscript
11/29/2022: Nudge with offer of representation

112k LGBTQ Sci-fi thriller

It's Thursday today. Maybe she's moving her requests earlier in the week.
from Tara725
Dec 02, 2022 10:00 am

Form query: 9/26/22
Nudge with offer of rep: 12/2/22
Adult contemporary romance, 81k
from writingbubbly
Nov 15, 2022 10:15 am

QM: 11/15/2022

MG Horror 55k
from Analisa
Nov 04, 2022 10:15 am

@DrAshleyNova I don't suppose you checked to see if she has a new QueryManager form at her new agency? I wonder if she lost the ability to access her old one when she moved. It's too bad she wouldn't have notified you to resubmit your full if that was the case though. Anyway, congrats on your offer!
from DrAshleyNova
Nov 04, 2022 5:13 am

I had a full out with Tamara before she changed agencies, and I haven't gotten any replies via query manager about whether she's still got it. Not sure if I should resubmit via the new form or try to reach out another way?

Update on this query: Tamara has had my full since 25th April this year, but repeated nudges have been missed or ignored. I notified her of an offer of rep on the 25th of October, but have not received a response or rejection—deadline for that is the 9th of November. Likely that I'll be closing this one out without a response, which is unfortunate.
from yuvawrites
Oct 06, 2022 11:20 pm

FQ: 7/10/22

84K YA Horror
from tyingling7766
Sep 27, 2022 1:38 am

EQ: 7 August 2022
Form Rejection: 26 September 2022

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from Claire_47
Sep 24, 2022 2:46 pm

Upper middle grade 48k
from coleroe
Sep 23, 2022 8:37 am

Query: 8/3
Form Rejection: 9/22

Adult SFF 93k
from rdefiore
Sep 20, 2022 3:05 pm

FQ: 7/27/2022

I sent a message through their website, trying to follow up. If she emails me, I will edit this. I'm going to give her six more weeks and then I'm going to close it.

Rejection: Dear Name;

Thank you so much for your query. This doesn’t sound quite right for my list, but I appreciate the chance to consider your work and wish you all the best in finding representation.


Something nice to hear: No matter what you are going through today... Don't quit. Don't feel defeated. You are doing the best you can. Remember, giving up is not who you are. You may pause, take a long breath, pivot, or find solutions... but always keep going!

from MarshmallowBard
Sep 20, 2022 2:08 pm

Queried: 7-8-22
Rejected: 9-20-22
from coreyrichardevans
Sep 15, 2022 5:03 pm

The agent is now properly listed on the DeFiore website. (Not sure since when; I haven't checked in a while.)
from haleywarrington
Sep 12, 2022 9:56 am

FQ: 9/5/2022
74k Adult Contemporary Romance
from SRiddick
Sep 07, 2022 7:18 pm

@Justin I might get serious flack for this, but please chill out bro. You post the same variations of questions every day. The answers never change. Asking every day if she’s responded isn’t going to yield faster results, and driving yourself crazy checking boards every day isn’t going to magically tell you when she’s going to reply and what her reply will be. I’ve had quick repliers give me form rejects after 10 months, I’ve had no responders request in minutes. I’ve even had a full rejection 2 years after the initial request. QueryTracker is notoriously around a third an agent’s query load at any given time, and crowd sourced data can’t tell you what your timeline will be. Your journey is different from everyone else’s. Relax and enjoy the querying process! You might be here for a while, and that’s ok! Most writers are. Take it from someone who has been at this for 4+ years across 4 separate projects with varying results, you’re gonna drive yourself insane. If you think querying takes forever, the submission process to publishers is so excruciatingly slow right now, people are lucky to even get responses from publishers, let alone agents who are dealing with more backlog than ever.

Take care of yourself. That goes for every writer on these boards. God speed, and good luck. I’m rooting for us all!

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