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Changed agencies. Formerly with DeFiore and Company.

Ms. Meredith Kaffel Simonoff

The Gernert Company

136 East 57th Street, 18th floor

New York, NY 10022



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Website: www.thegernertco.com

Twitter: mere215

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Include in Query... A brief description of your book A brief, relevant bio For fiction, please include the first five pages in the body of your email For illustrators, please include your website or online portfolio

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2022 9:08 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with DeFiore and Company.
from kathleea
Dec 17, 2021 2:12 pm


According to Twitter she’s joining Gernert as of January 3rd. https://twitter.com/mere215/status/1471913484631908359?s=21
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 17, 2021 11:35 am


Profile Update: Changing agencies. Details will be posted as they become available.
from OPKiwi
Nov 27, 2021 12:50 pm


CNR 96 days.
No response to nudge.
from anonymouswriter
Oct 29, 2021 2:57 pm


"literary and upmarket"
from meredithmooring
Oct 02, 2021 11:45 pm


EQ: 10/3/21

Adult science-fantasy 128k
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 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.

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