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Ms. Gabrielle Piraino

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

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Include “QUERY” in the subject of your email, and... A brief description of your book A brief, relevant bio For fiction, please include the first 50 pages in the body of your email For illustrators, please include your website or online portfolio No attachments, please

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from KristenH
Jul 11, 2017 4:16 pm

EQ 5/11/17 (Venom)
CNR 7/11/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try her with CR next month.
from SaraCo
Jul 10, 2017 2:03 pm

EQ: 7/10
from AllieTheLibrarian
Jul 10, 2017 1:46 am

EQ: 7/7

YA Sci-fi 90k
from CraneHana
Jul 09, 2017 1:09 am

EQ - 7/2/17 102K high fantasy w/ LGBTQI elements
from HeidiFriday
Jun 27, 2017 5:54 pm

EQ: 5/24/17
ER: 6/22/17. Said she found the characters engaging, but didn't connect with the pacing.

89k Contemporary Fic
from Boreas
Jun 11, 2017 10:58 am

EQ: 4/19/17
CNR: 6/1/17
ER: 6/11/17 - Short but personal. She found my narrator engaging, but didn't like the pace.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jun 07, 2017 5:45 pm

EQ: 5/7/17
Nudged: 6/7/17 (as per instructions on agency website)
ER: 6/7/17 -- expedient!

Con/Heist 80k
from AuthorCJBlack
Jun 07, 2017 5:16 pm

EQ: 6/7/17
95K Epic Fantasy
from karenleespree
Jun 07, 2017 12:39 pm

EQ: 5/8 MG, Speculative Adventure CNR: 6/7 I'm closing this MS out across the board. I have a shiny NEW! :)
from heroic665
May 31, 2017 8:22 pm

EQ: 5/24
ER: 5/31

95K Fantasy
from isinglass
May 30, 2017 6:48 pm

EQ: 4/30
ER: 5/30

Traditional fantasy

My rejection letter was a little different from some of the ones below. With mine, it was the world building she didn't connect with.
from Dionawrites
May 23, 2017 12:38 pm

Shoeless, thanks for the kind words!

Don't mark as a reject too soon - I won the Agent's Inbox contest, so I may have been fast tracked in her queue. And even if it is a reject, you'll probably get excellent feedback, and maybe even a chance to resubmit. Hoping for good things for you!
from Shoeless
May 23, 2017 12:33 pm


That's impressive, congratulations, she must see a lot of potential in your work if she's taking the time to call you and talk about changes. You're definitely on the right track.

Unfortunately for me, I think I should probably take this as a sign I have a rejection incoming. She asked for a full back in March, and if she's getting in touch with other people already about fulls submitted even later than that, it's a safe bet my story didn't engage her as much. Disappointing, but it happens.
from Dionawrites
May 22, 2017 8:42 pm

I had an R&R call last week with Ms. Piraino. Her notes and feedback were extremely insightful and encouraging. She seems like she'd be a fantastic agent, is quick to communicate, and is making herself available while I work on the changes, so I'm giving this R&R a shot. Query her!

Query 4/18 through Agent's Inbox
R&R Call 5/18
from DanAnderson
Apr 27, 2017 9:22 am

30 days, rejection:

"While I found your characters interesting, I personally didn’t connect with the voice, and because of this, I feel that I cannot represent this novel to the best of its ability."

It seems she alters it slightly. Better than 100% form (if it's actually her reaction).

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