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Ms. Meredith Kaffel Simonoff

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10013



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Website: www.defliterary.com/

Twitter: mere215

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from robinkmoore
Yesterday 6:54 pm


She represents literary and upmarket fiction and select creative nonfiction. She also works with a small group of illustrators and the rare children’s book that speaks to all ages. She is especially seeking high-concept, genre-bending fiction that grapples with some aspect of our collective past or possible future, character- and idea-driven fiction steeped in specificity of voice and place, intimate stories with global resonance, braided cultural criticism, poets exploring other forms, and international writers. Across her list, she seeks a ferocity of language, intellect, purpose, and heart.
from skribbler
Sep 06, 2021 12:35 pm


EQ 6/10/21
C/NR 9/6/21
from Nwriter
May 29, 2021 3:38 pm


EQ: 5/29/21
from annaupt
Apr 20, 2021 10:39 am


EQ 1/28/21
CNR 4/20/21

97k literary
from ssms17
Apr 05, 2021 9:00 am


Received a kind note from Meredith saying she is not taking on new children's clients at this time.
from MarlowePercival
Apr 02, 2021 3:55 pm


EQ: 04/02/2021

YA Literary, 69K
from MissPlum
Mar 15, 2021 12:23 pm


Domestic thriller @48 days.

Their website implies a 6-week CNR: "We aim to respond to all queries within four weeks, but due to the variations in the volume of queries and in our agents’ workload, we sometimes miss that mark and responses can be late or missing. If you don’t hear back from us within six weeks, the most likely scenario is that we read your query and do not think your project is right for us"
from MollyMcK
Mar 05, 2021 7:13 am


FQ: 1/30/2021
CNR: 3/1/2021

44k Literary
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 11, 2020 4:04 pm


Profile Update: New email address for queries.
from EverAfter
Apr 01, 2020 8:41 am


YA horror/fairy tale retelling 52k
EQ: 3-11-20
CNR: 4-1-20
from samvanleck
Feb 24, 2020 9:06 am


EQ: 2/24/2020

85k Upper MG Fantasy
from ceb1129
Feb 04, 2020 9:44 am


EQ: 12/9/19
FR: 12/9/19 (sent 12/15/19)
ER: 1/11/20— a very kind personal rejection!

from SCwrites
Jan 19, 2020 10:40 am


2015- I'd submitted to her - women's fiction- but I received other representation before she got to my query. When I rescinded my query, she got back to me with regrets for missing the oppty.
2020- I'm searching for a new agent for the same title, re-queried. She responded in 24 business hours noting that her list had changed and recommending a couple of colleagues. Very nice and helpful!
from totallybuggin
Nov 19, 2019 2:12 pm


EQ: 19/11/19
from barnabyhazen
Oct 22, 2019 3:46 am


Query was Aug 12 19. I resent on October 22 out of concern of expletives dumping my queries into the abyss.

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