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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 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
from MoonChiquita
Mar 26, 2015 11:15 am

I know that the agency says they do respond, but I queried him Jan. 26 and nudged four weeks later. Nada. And now it's been another month and I still haven't heard a peep. Needless to say, I'm not holding my breath now, but it'd be nice to have closure, considering the agency does give a timeline and promises a response. Rant over.

Forgot to add: I'm CNRing this one now. Grrr.
from karareynolds
Sep 20, 2013 3:30 pm

Robyn, he's not with D4EO, he's with DeFiore. Similar, but different! Their website says that they respond to all queries within 4 weeks, so if you've waited that long you might want to follow up. I queried him about 2 weeks ago with no reply yet.
from RobynLucas
Aug 03, 2013 3:49 pm

Seems like he hasn't been responsive. is he still with D4EO?
from Nani123
Feb 22, 2013 10:54 am

Queried 11/18/12, no response, closing now.
from arest23
Feb 16, 2012 1:05 pm

Matthew Elblonk is participating in Query Roulette, an event organized by the Women's National Book Association - NYC. Ten minutes with a literary agent who will review your query letter. February 28, NYC. Register online here.
from Zooks3
Jan 26, 2012 6:46 pm

1/26/12 - EQ re: Laurel Blue Stone - contemp YA
3/24/12 - Closed/No Response
from Zooks3
Aug 08, 2011 3:11 pm

8/8/11 - EQ re: BROGWIN MG/YA
11/2/11 - closing, no response
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 26, 2010 10:01 am

Profile Update: Now officially with DeFiore and Company. Formerly with Creative Culture.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 03, 2010 7:05 am

That is correct hellogoodmorning. In fact, the entire staff is moving to DeFiore. I'm waiting on details and new contact information before I can update their profiles.
from hellogoodmorning
Mar 01, 2010 5:16 pm

It seems he's moving to DeFiore and Co.
Can anyone confirm this?
from EvaBrick
Dec 30, 2009 7:51 pm

Their website doesn't seem to be working. A page comes up, informing me that my web browser is out-of-date, which it is not. I can look at every other website on the internet, but theirs, so I kinda doubt that the problem is mine.

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