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Ms. Laurie Abkemeier

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.defliterary.com/

Blog: laurieabkemeier.tumblr.com

Twitter: laurieabkemeier

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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!

Kristi

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[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 (www.defliterary.com). 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.

Sincerely,
Laurie Abkemeier
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 16, 2016 9:27 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

(Thanks willwrite4chocolate)
from willwrite4chocolate
Sep 15, 2016 3:04 pm


Looks like she only wants narrative nonfiction, not memoir. I submitted memoir 5/27/16. Nudged on 9/15/16 and received the following:

[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, practtical nonfiction, or a children’s picture book?you shoould try one of my colleagues (www.defliterary.com). 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.

Sincerely,
Laurie Abkemeier
from ksks11
Aug 18, 2016 1:18 pm


EQ: 8/15/16 PB
from MWBURDETTESBOOKS
Jul 24, 2016 8:48 am


Sent Query letter, synopsis, and first 5 pages of Death at the Cathedral to Ms. Rebecca Strauss 07/24/2016
from girlwonderaju
Jun 03, 2016 3:51 pm


EQ 5/18/16
CNR 6/3/16 per "if you don't hear back 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. "

Writing/Women's Issues 50k
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 14, 2016 4:53 pm


PawPaw,
The address listed on AgentQuery is old. You can use the address listed here on the "Main" tab.
from PawPaw
Feb 14, 2016 3:21 pm


the email address she has listed on AgentQuery is invalid.
does she still work for them?
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 11, 2015 12:07 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated. New email address.
from bevjack1
Apr 27, 2015 4:10 pm


EQ - memoir 4/19/15
rejected 4/27/15 with form letter
from annie1944
Apr 21, 2015 5:20 am


PBQ-4/17/15
from aimee777
Sep 18, 2014 9:21 am


received automated reply on same day - if I don't hear from her within 10 days, it's a pass.
from ericalynne24
Jun 27, 2014 11:36 am


EQ-24/06/14
ER-25/06 Not interested very quick response nice of them to at least get back to me quickly
from ericalynne24
Jun 24, 2014 11:22 am


EQ 24/06/14
from kmartens
May 08, 2014 1:17 pm


EQ: 4/1
NR: closed 4/10

Memoir

I got the same "If you don't hear in 10 days, likely not interested."

Didn't hear, so moved on.

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