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Ms. Caryn Karmatz Rudy

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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from LGV_AL
Feb 28, 2019 12:04 pm

EQ 2/26/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
ER 2/28/19
from Winnie12
Dec 18, 2018 8:14 pm

EQ 11/10
Notified offer of pub 12/13
Got a response/ liked the pages and asked for the full but couldn’t read by my deadline, unfortunately
Accepted other offer
from aimeels9
Dec 03, 2018 12:15 pm

EQ: 11/30/2018
ER: 12/3/2018

Kind rejection with nice words about my writing and sample pages.
from Dasein
Oct 09, 2018 4:25 pm

EQ 8/23/18
Request for 100 pages 10/8/18
from tdubphyz
Yesterday 11:12 am

EQ: 6/7/2018
PR: 7/11/2018
ER: 8/17/2018 (short and kind)

lit fic, 92k
from WillowInc
Jun 28, 2018 9:51 am

5/24 EQ
6/21 ER
lit fic 80k
from terrilynm
Dec 05, 2017 5:02 pm

EQ: 11/12
ER: 11/28

Same rejection as noted below:
Thanks for your query. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'm not the right agent for this project. I thank you for the chance to read your work and wish you much luck in getting ______ published.
from FountainPen
Nov 13, 2017 12:06 am

EQ 9/8
PR 10/9
ER 11/12 - Personal rejection with lovely comments about characters in my novel. Didn't connect enough in the end to represent.
from LightofBeauty
Sep 25, 2017 10:51 am

EQ: 9/15
ER: 9/15 (1 hr later)

She was quick, but her form sounds nice.

Thanks for your query. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'm not the right agent for this project. I thank you for the chance to read your work and wish you much luck in getting ______ published.

All best,

from Patrick (admin)
Jul 31, 2017 4:14 pm

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.

from svelixer
Jun 13, 2017 11:49 pm

ER 06/13/17
FR 06/13/17
At least it was quick.
from sfwsfw
Oct 24, 2016 9:08 am

EQ: 10/18
PR: 10/19
ER: 10/24 Didn't connect with the characters enough

Lit fic 85k
from sarahbbuchanan
Sep 19, 2016 12:55 pm

EQ: 6/17
PR: 7/21 -- first 100 pages
ER: 9/19

Dear Sarah,
Thanks for your query. Your writing is accessible and you have a great ear for dialogue. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I didn’t connect with the story as much as I’d like to be able to truly champion the book, so I’m not the right agent for this project.

All best,
from jbshelleby
Sep 09, 2016 9:58 am

Lit Fic, 65k
EQ: 7/23
Req for 100 pp: 7/25
Nudge, informing of other requests since she asked: 9/3
ER: 9/7
She complimented my strong writing and world building but said she didn't connect to the narrator enough to effectively champion the work.
from utgrad70
Sep 02, 2016 9:29 am

EQ: 9/1
ER: 9/2
Brief comment wishing much luck in getting published but she's not the right agent.

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