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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 sarahbbuchanan
Jul 21, 2016 3:45 pm

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

Women's/Commercial Fiction
from reason
May 11, 2016 10:34 am

EQ: 5/9 Memoir
ER: 5/11

I appreciate the quick turnaround.
from heidiim
May 05, 2016 5:36 pm

EQ: 4/29
PR: 5/5--first 100 pgs
Lit Fic, 91K
from munchi5gal
May 05, 2016 10:46 am

Queried 3/14/16
Rejection (form) 4/28/16
from duffoliver
Mar 25, 2016 12:35 pm

So this is a long query story:

EQ: 6/11/15
Partial Request 9/28 (100 pgs) - stuck in spam filter
FR: 10/23/15
Phone call to discuss minor revision: 2/19/15
Sent revision: 3/13/16
Offer of Rep: 3/25/16 -- Accepted! Thrilled!

Note: I had other offers during that revision period, but those agents, while lovely, didn't have quite the same vision for the story. Caryn is awesome, and a real pleasure to work with. When they say it's important to find someone who "gets" and loves your work, they're right!

Good luck, all! I queried a previous ms 4 years ago and trunked it. Just keep moving and writing!
from JJProbe
Mar 16, 2016 1:11 pm

EQ: 3/12
ER: 3/16
Short & polite form rejection, but at least she plugged my name and book title into it, so points for that.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 17, 2015 9:53 am

Profile Update: New email address.

from duffoliver
Oct 23, 2015 1:02 pm

I'm thinking I got spam filtered somehow--I'm 6 weeks out on a query and others have gotten answered.

UPDATE: Looks like that's what happened.

Partial Request 9/28 (100 pgs)
FR: 10/23

Taking a long, slow breath.
from PilotKelson1056
May 22, 2015 4:31 pm

EQ: 5/18
ER: 5/22
from ernwrites
Apr 16, 2015 4:57 pm

EQ: 4/10
PR: 4/14 (100 pages)
ER: 4/16 (form)
from StephenH
Feb 19, 2015 11:28 am

EQ 2/16
ER 2/17

Upmarket Lit Fic
from Dasein
Feb 02, 2015 8:52 pm

EQ 1/17/15
PQ 1/21/15
ER. 2/2/15

Literary mystery
from verakurian
Jan 22, 2015 5:08 pm

EQ 1/4
first 100 pages request 1/6
lit fic
1/22 very short complimentary rejection.
from novelidea
Aug 19, 2014 9:45 am

Sent a query today (8/19/14)

I will update.
from sooshi
Aug 14, 2014 8:49 pm

EQ - 08/12
ER - 08/12

Polite form rejection.

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