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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 MandyMBallard
Jun 11, 2019 8:00 am


EQ: 4/29/19 (107k YA fantasy)
CNR: 5/10/19
from AmberDaulton
Jun 07, 2019 12:41 pm


Query - 3/18/19
Rejection - 5/14/19
Paranormal/Historical Adult Romance - 100,000k
from worddance
May 23, 2019 1:14 am


EQ: 4/14/19
5/22/19 (form)

YA Fantasy - 79,000 words
from taylormc
May 22, 2019 8:27 pm


4/16 EQ
5/22 ER
Form letter
Thriller 73K
from PSbookish
May 22, 2019 6:25 pm


Sent a query on 4/12/2019. Will update this when I get a response.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 66,000

I was rejected on 5/22/2019. Was told that she didn't feel like she was the right person to represent it effectively.
from selcampbell
May 22, 2019 4:37 pm


EQ: 4/2/19
ER: 5/22/19
Super-kind form rejection from her. I do actually really appreciate it when they're encouraging even when passing on your work.

72k adult contemporary fantasy
from swatithegeek
May 22, 2019 11:35 am


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
Nudge: 05/21/19
ER, personalized: 05/22/19

Contemporary Romance, 70k
from Utopiandreams
May 21, 2019 8:30 am


EQ: 5/15

YA light sci-fi, 81k
from Rose_Hill
Apr 30, 2019 10:23 pm


EQ: 4/30/2019

145k adult fantasy
from swatithegeek
Apr 29, 2019 1:42 pm


DVpit EQ: 04/25/19
ER: 04/29/19

YA Romance, 80k
from timeoftimes02
Apr 15, 2019 3:37 pm


EQ: 3/18
FR: 4/10
Form rejection: 4/15

There's much to love here, but I'm afraid that I'm not connecting to the story in the way that I need to. With that in mind, I'm afraid that I'm not the perfect fit for this project.

I'm sure that another agent will have the vision that I lack here. I wish you all the best!
from Michelle_in_WI
Apr 05, 2019 3:01 pm


EQ 3/06
ER 4/05

Contemporary YA 81K
from kjgillenwater
Apr 04, 2019 10:54 am


EQ: 2/13/2019
ER: 4/4/2019

80K Romantic Suspense
from LGV_AL
Apr 04, 2019 10:39 am


EQ 2/28/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
ER 4/4/19
from Windmo
Mar 28, 2019 6:25 pm


Queried with first 5 pages and called her the wrong name lol

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