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Mr. Matthew Elblonk

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 4:06 pm

from BioGrimm15
Dec 20, 2018 8:45 pm

EQ 11-26-18
ER 11-30-18
68K YA Horror
from LightofBeauty
Jul 29, 2018 10:13 pm

I'll give this agent a shot, but not going to hold my breath. This agency is not responsive at all, not like how they claim. I don't expect anything different from this one.

EQ: 7/9
Nudge, 7/29, CNR
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 09, 2018 4:33 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks Michelle_in_WI)
from Michelle_in_WI
Jul 05, 2018 8:42 pm

I don't think he's closed to queries. Doesn't say anything about it on their website. And his Twitter just says he's not accepting queries from the Space Force. ;)
from anotherearth
Dec 30, 2017 9:23 am

EQ: 09/19
CNR: 12/30 Literary 110K
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 20, 2017 8:21 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from tennisplayernw
Aug 04, 2017 1:06 pm

EQ 8/4/17 Lit Fic
from Boreas
Jun 01, 2017 12:10 pm

EQ: 4/19/17
CNR: 6/1/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from orangrila
Mar 03, 2017 2:27 pm

EQ: March 03

from karambelas
Dec 19, 2016 8:30 am

EQ: 105
CNR: 12/19

YA Contemporary 76k
from karareynolds
Nov 03, 2016 11:57 am

So, I had a weird exchange with Matthew Elblonk that I thought might interest people considering querying him:
I queried him 10/27. He replied about 20 minutes later that my book sounded interesting, and asked if any editors or agents had seen it yet. He didn't actually ask to see the MS, so I didn't send it, just replied that no editors had seen it but that the full was out with several other agents. I replied about a minute after he sent his initial email.
He never replied, so on 11/1 I reached out again in case I misinterpreted his initial email and he actually was requesting the full. I flat-out asked if he was interested in reading the manuscript.
Still no reply. I'm not sure what turned him off; maybe he doesn't like not being someone's first choice to query? I, like many other writers, prefer to query people who send form rejections before moving on to non-responders, but I still would have been thrilled to be represented by him.
I plan on giving him until the end of the week, in case there is a legitimate reason that he hasn't replied to me, but after that I will close it out and query someone else at DeFiore.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 08, 2015 1:48 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Blatherskite
Aug 06, 2015 10:29 am

EQ: 4/6
CNR: 8/6

Upper middle-grade fantasy adventure

Whatever the website says, it's clear that these guys do NOT respond to all queries. Lots of people here CNR'ing them.
from aporia
Jul 11, 2015 1:35 pm

EQ 7/11

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