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Ms. Rebecca Strauss

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.defliterary.com

Twitter: RebeccaLiterary

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from kjgillenwater
Feb 13, 2019 10:50 am


EQ: 2/13/2019

80K Romantic Suspense
from LRSmith53015
Jan 29, 2019 10:28 am


EQ: 10/27
ER: 1/28
80K Adult Contemporary Romance
from tdubphyz
Jan 28, 2019 4:16 pm


EQ: 11/29/2018
ER: 1/28/2019

lit fit, 92k
from swatithegeek
Jan 28, 2019 2:42 pm


EQ: 10/16/18, also submitted simultaneously to Ashley Collom at the agency (guidelines say it's OK)
#DVpit request -- let her know in the same thread that I just queried her 2 days ago
Nudged: 12/04/18
CNR: 12/27/18
FR (surprising!): 01/28/19

Contemporary Romance, 70k
from Vicorva
Jan 28, 2019 12:25 pm


EQ:10/23/2018
CNR: 01/04/2019

Update: Got a form rejection on 01/28/2019, 98 days after querying.
from theinkwyrm
Jan 16, 2019 2:40 am


EQ: 01/16/2019

Adult High Fantasy; 150k
from AletheaStauron
Dec 18, 2018 3:40 pm


10/17 sent query
12/18 rejection
Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy and pure awesomeness

Honestly, I'm glad she read it and responded. She appears legitimately sincere and nice to work with. I never nudged the entire 62 days it took her to get back to me. I have a seven book series I've written over the last four years to attend to, and a brand I'm gearing up to form. The one time I nudged was with an agent who had my manuscript and told me she was excited for it. She declined shortly after. I believe nudging pushed that agent too much over the edge and I lost my chance. But, it seems to work for (a few) others, so I'm not sure.
Well, I've given this some long and hard thinking. I have a marketing plan and professional designers. Yeah... I'm self publishing this bad boy... because it ROCKS!
from Risa97
Dec 18, 2018 3:17 pm


EQ - 10/01/18
CNR - 11/21/18
ER - 12/18/18

YA 110K
from bfriskey
Oct 13, 2018 11:00 pm


EQ- 8/20/18 YA fantasy 67K
ER- 10/12/18 form letter
from nairforceone
Oct 12, 2018 10:29 am


EQ: 9/7/18
CNR: 9/25/18
ER: 10/12/18
80k Sci-Fi Humor
from parker
Oct 03, 2018 4:12 pm


EQ: 8/9/18
ER: 10/3/18, same form as the others
YA Fantasy 90K
from authorccj
Oct 02, 2018 6:39 pm


EQ: 10/2 - YA Fantasy
from AmaMizu6
Oct 02, 2018 8:02 am


68K YA Fantasy
EQ: 08/02/2018
ER: 10/02/2018

Sent rejection exactly two months later, saying she will pass on work. I would figure as much on my own, even without her response...



"Thank you so much for giving me a chance to consider your work. Unfortunately, I don’t believe I’m the right person to represent it effectively.

Publishing is such a subjective industry; so, please don’t be discouraged. I wish you the absolute best of luck finding an agent who can represent your work with the enthusiasm it deserves"
from inkymeandering
Sep 09, 2018 5:05 pm


EQ 8/22 adult fantasy 99k
from magellen
Aug 14, 2018 4:21 pm


EQ: 6/13
ER: 8/14 form letter

adult fantasy 147k

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