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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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Website: www.defliterary.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 jessieannep
Mar 20, 2021 10:06 am


Received a personal, thoughtful rejection after request for first 100 pages.
from fmestrich
Mar 17, 2021 4:06 pm


EQ: 2/4/21
PR: 3/12/21, sent the same day
from tdubphyz
Mar 12, 2021 3:13 pm


EQ: 2021/2/2
PR: 2021/3/12, sent same day

LF, 81k
from adrobertson
Feb 03, 2021 11:32 am


Submitted Jan 3
Form rejection Feb 3
from edoyle02
Dec 19, 2020 11:29 pm


EQ:10/30/2020
Partial request: 12/18/2020
from zbedee
Dec 19, 2020 7:46 am


As with others, kind and personal rejection. She seems like a great person.
from Caitlin100
Oct 02, 2020 8:44 pm


ER 10/02/20 Lit Fiction 91,000 First 5 pages in the body of the email.
from TeresaAHenderson
Sep 30, 2020 11:40 am


EQ:9/5/2020
ER: 9/30/2020

Polite "not the right agent"
from jbshelleby
Sep 18, 2020 9:57 am


EQ: 7/5/20, 86k Upmarket
FR: 7/21/20
ER: 8/21/20
from mshashoua
Sep 18, 2020 7:59 am


e-mail rejection after 24 days, "not the right agent for this project"
from snolan
Jul 20, 2020 11:03 am


EQ: 6/7/20
PR: 7/20/20

Literary 80k
from GritLit83
May 21, 2020 9:24 am


EQ: 3/30

ER: 5/1

Very kind and personal rejection.
from edoyle02
Dec 19, 2019 4:42 am


EQ: 9/17/2019
PR: 10/22/2019
FR: 11/20/2019
Personal and kind rejection: 12/18/2019
from Lmonahan91
Oct 09, 2019 8:56 am


Received a rejection very quickly - same email as listed 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.

At least it was a response.
from Crackedbelle
Sep 23, 2019 10:50 am


Women's fiction - not romance
EQ: July
PR: August 6
She seems like a great agent! Crossing my fingers
ER: 9/23 with lovely comments. Seems like a great agent!

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