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Mr. Matthew Elblonk

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.defliterary.com/

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E-Mail: Yes

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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
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.

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