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Mr. Brian DeFiore

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from DLShepherd
Aug 05, 2019 5:02 pm

If the person who got a full request from Mr. DeFiore on 5/13/19 checks these comments, I was wondering if you've heard anything back yet, and if so, how long it took for a response?

(And whether you've heard back or not, hope you get good news!)
from smashem
Jul 08, 2019 4:59 pm

EQ: 7/8/19

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from ea_bels
Feb 21, 2019 10:02 pm

110K upmarket fiction
EQ: 1/21
FR: 1/24
ER: 2/15 just as I was about to email with an offer nudge. Form, but sent a very kind email when I acknowledged the funny timing. Nice guy!
from TheWrite1
Nov 02, 2018 1:54 pm

EQ: 10/27
ER: 11/2
from Asst. Ashley Collum
from The_Caliburn
May 18, 2018 1:31 pm

EQ: 8/25/17
ER: 9/8/17

Form letter from assistant.
from JasonTVoiovich
Apr 13, 2018 3:43 pm

EQ: 4/6/2018 Business
ER: 4/13/2018

Same form letter as others.
from ErinPhillips
Feb 26, 2018 11:18 am

EQ: 2/17/18
FR: 2/26/18 (Sent same day)

98,000 YA Fantasy

from fhighland
Feb 21, 2018 1:31 pm

EQ: 2/10/18
ER: 2/16/18

Form nada. Swift reply, n'est pas?
from suzdalton
Nov 15, 2017 7:23 pm

EQ: 11/4/17
ER: 11/10/17
Memoir 49K
Same form letter as others have had, but at least it was a quick response:
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to consider your work. I've read your material, and I'm sorry to say that I don't think it is right for Brian at this time.
Publishing is a tough business, and the response of any individual agent—or indeed dozens of agents—is not necessarily a comment on the inherent value of the project. Every agent has individual tastes and individual business requirements. I wish you the best of luck in finding the right path to publication.
from icritchi
Jul 21, 2017 2:57 pm

form rejection from assistant after like two days. no way did anybody read what I sent. Exact same wording as I've seen from members below
from therealclow
Apr 07, 2017 11:47 pm

EQ: 3/31/17
ER: 4/8/17
YA contemporary
from CicadasAndGulls
Mar 17, 2017 4:27 pm

EQ: 3/15/17
FR: 3/17/17

78K Contemporary YA
from hdiangelis
Feb 10, 2017 3:21 pm

EQ: 2/3/17
ER: 2/10/17
from placebofeelings
Jun 18, 2016 9:27 am

EQ: 6/15
FR: 6/16
from redwriter31
Jun 03, 2016 3:53 pm

My favorite line from his rejection letter ...

"Publishing is a tough business, and the response of any individual agent—or indeed dozens of agents—is not necessarily a comment on the inherent value of the project."

Does the fact that this lifted my spirits mean that querying is wearing me down ... ?

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