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Ms. Laurie Abkemeier

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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Twitter: laurieabkemeier

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Online Form: No

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from ArtEqualsOxygen
Jul 10, 2021 5:21 pm

from MissPlum
Mar 23, 2021 2:47 pm

"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"
CNR @ 46 days on adult/YA graphic novel
from hollyanne
Dec 06, 2020 6:10 pm

EQ: 11/12/2020
CNR: 12/6/2020
Per her automated email, I'm closing this one out.
68k memoir
from MAnthony99
Dec 03, 2019 12:52 pm

EQ: 12/03/2019. Memoir.
from juliana_clayton
Aug 06, 2019 6:18 pm

ER 6/29/19
CNR 8/6/19
Auto-generated reply states that she does not consider fiction. This information is not on her website so I hope it is helpful here.
from NancyDWrites
Jul 23, 2019 5:54 pm

ER 7/20
from Appalachiosaurus
May 08, 2019 10:51 am

ER: 4/9
CNR: 5/8

PB, 400 words
from coffee_drinker4
Mar 21, 2019 6:29 am

I got an auto reply from her today stating she does NOT consider fiction.
Maybe this should be updated.
from ktwills79
Feb 22, 2019 3:26 pm

ER: 1/23
CNR: 2/22

PB, 690 words
from Laura747
Jun 12, 2018 12:22 pm

FR for my memoir.

In the end received a very kind and encouraging rejection from Ms. Abkemeier. (likely a form) She enjoyed reading my material, but didn't love it enough to want to take it on... and she is certain I will find that agent soon. I appreciate the time she took to consider my manuscript and will keep moving forward.
from coffee_drinker4
Jun 07, 2018 8:40 pm

EQ: 6/8 Picture Book
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 22, 2018 10:07 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from StripedShirt
Jun 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Sent 6/1/2017. Received automated reply the same day.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 04, 2017 10:41 am

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved her listing.
from Kristine_Hagen_Johnson
Sep 17, 2016 10:09 am

September 12, 2016 update:

I received this automated message from Ms. Abkemeier. Query Tracker's search engine indicated that she was interested in memoir, but it looks like she may have changed her focus since the last database update. Note the *** portion below. I appreciate how she did this; it is efficient for everyone!


[This is an Automated Reply.]

Thank you for your query regarding your book project and for giving me the opportunity to consider your work. Because of the hundreds of queries I receive each month, I am not able to send a personal reply.

***At this time, I am considering only narrative nonfiction works. This means that if you have submitted a work that is not narrative nonfiction—for example memoir, practical nonfiction, or a children’s picture book—you should try one of my colleagues ( All others, please read on.

Because of the number of active authors I represent, I have room to take on only a few new authors each year. It is important that I focus on projects that I believe I can represent in the strongest, most enthusiastic way possible.

If you do not hear from me within two weeks, you should assume I have determined your project would not be a good fit for my strengths and that I have declined the opportunity to consider it further.

If you receive an offer of representation during the two-week window, please send a second email to let me know.

Many thanks again for thinking of me.

Laurie Abkemeier

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