Sign In
Literary Agents

Ms. Caryn Karmatz Rudy

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003



E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join (Free)

Website: www.defliterary.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Always verify agent's information before sending your query. Verify the agent's query preferences, contact information, genres of interest, and if the agent is still open to queries.

Although QueryTracker tries to stay current, it is not always easy. Never trust any single source for agent information (and yes, this includes QueryTracker).

Review the user comments for more information, and always follow exactly what it says on the agent's website.

And NEVER give money to an "agent".

Query Guidelines

Include "Query" and your book's title in the subject line. Please include a brief, compelling description of the book in the email, along with a short bio, and for fiction and memoir, please include the first five pages of the manuscript in the body of the email.

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

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,
Caryn
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.
from henryswords
Aug 05, 2016 4:33 pm


EQ: 7/29
ER: 8/3

YA
from reason
May 11, 2016 10:34 am


EQ: 5/9 Memoir
ER: 5/11

I appreciate the quick turnaround.
from heidiimcmichael
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
Thriller
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

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.

Membership is FREE.


Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More

Join QueryTracker (FREE)