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Ms. Tamara Kawar

DeFiore and Company

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Tamara Kawar

DeFiore and Company

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


  • Fantasy, Contemporary/Urban
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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03/29/2023 09:12 AM
FQ: 29 Mar 2023
Commercial Women's Fiction 99k
02/24/2023 01:10 PM
Form Query: 2/24/23

YA Romance 79k
02/21/2023 09:05 PM
Form Query: 12.8.22
Full Request: 1.28.23 (Sent 1.28.23)
Nudge with Offer of Representation: 2.1.23
Step Aside: 2.21.23

YA Historical, 79k
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Patrick (Admin)
02/20/2023 09:22 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
02/19/2023 06:09 PM
#PitBLK Request
Q: 09/24/2022
CNR: 01/23/2023
R: 02/17/2023

Honestly, I actually forgot I queried this agent months ago...
YA Contemporary Romance
02/18/2023 11:00 PM
#DVpit request on Aug 2nd 2022
Form query: Aug 4th 2022
Form rejection: 19th February 2023 (I truly love the last line stated below)

"Thank you so much for sharing the partial of [BOOK TITLE] and for your extreme patience while I read your pages. You're undoubtedly a talented writer but I've decided to pass."

90K adult contemporary romance
02/15/2023 03:58 PM
FQ 11/22/2022
Nudge with offer of rep 2/2/2023
FR 2/2/2023, uploaded same day
Personalized rejection 2/15/2023

Adult space opera 125k
02/06/2023 10:50 AM
EQ: Sep 28, 2022
CNR: Feb 04, 2023
Adult horror 80k
02/05/2023 08:11 PM
ER: 03 fev 23
Upper middle grade 48k
I forgot about this agent.


Thank you so much for your query. This doesn’t sound quite right for my list, but I appreciate the chance to consider your work and wish you all the best in finding representation.


02/03/2023 09:36 PM
EQ: 6/13/22
Full Request: 8/17/22
ER: 2/2/23

Semi-personalized, still form-ish, nothing to brag home about. It took her so long to get back that I forgot all about her tbh.

LGBT Literary Fiction
02/03/2023 11:19 AM
Email Query: 2/14/22 (Pitch Wars Request for Full MS)
Invitation to resubmit to new agency email: 6/9/22
Resubmitted 6/13/22
Semi-personalized rejection: 2/3/2023
Adult Fantasy 85k

I hope this email finds you well, and thank you for your extreme patience while I read your pages.
You’re a very talented writer. ____'s characterization, her world, the treatment of the ____ – everything felt visceral and like it was flying off the page. It was a journey to witness her coming to terms with the prejudice of her own family and with being part of a cruel, unjust system, and understanding how society could be very different.
However, while __________ was a very enjoyable read, I don’t feel confident that I can help this project break out in a crowded adult fantasy market. If you have another manuscript you’d like to query in future, I’d love to see it. Another agent might feel completely differently, of course, and I recognize I’ve taken a very long while to get back to you, so no worries if not.
Either way, I wish you all the best on your path to publication, and thanks again for sharing your words with me.
02/02/2023 04:03 PM
Form Query: 9/12/2022
Form Rejection: 2/2/2023

87k YA fantasy
01/30/2023 06:19 PM
Form Query: 05/23/22
Full Request: 08/16/22 (sent same day)
Form Rejection: 01/30/23 (personalized - liked my writing but didn't fall in love with the story, would like to be considered for future query)

epic fantasy, 101K
01/28/2023 08:33 AM
FQ: 08/26/22
Short Form Rejection: 1/27/23

Adult Sci Fantasy 94k @ time of query
01/17/2023 04:16 PM
04/17/2022: FQ via QM
08/04/2022: Full request; informed her of r&r. She responded promptly to ask for the ms once it's revised, rather than see the earlier draft.
10/12/2022: Sent updated full manuscript
11/29/2022: Nudge with offer of representation
12/19/22: No response by deadline, accepted other offer of representation
1/17/23: Reply ~1 month after my deadline, just saying congratulations/good luck ????

112k LGBTQ Sci-fi thriller

It's Thursday today. Maybe she's moving her requests earlier in the week.
01/17/2023 04:13 PM
16/april- QUERY SENT
17/may- nudged due to #LovePit like
03/august - nudge after DVpit like
04/august - full request (@ 110 days!)
10/january - nudged on full
17/january - form rejection

contemporary fantasy, LGBT, 90k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/19/2022 05:01 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/15/2022 10:15 AM
QM: 11/15/2022

MG Horror 55k
11/04/2022 10:15 AM
@DrAshleyNova I don't suppose you checked to see if she has a new QueryManager form at her new agency? I wonder if she lost the ability to access her old one when she moved. It's too bad she wouldn't have notified you to resubmit your full if that was the case though. Anyway, congrats on your offer!
11/04/2022 05:13 AM
I had a full out with Tamara before she changed agencies, and I haven't gotten any replies via query manager about whether she's still got it. Not sure if I should resubmit via the new form or try to reach out another way?

Update on this query: Tamara has had my full since 25th April this year, but repeated nudges have been missed or ignored. I notified her of an offer of rep on the 25th of October, but have not received a response or rejection—deadline for that is the 9th of November. Likely that I'll be closing this one out without a response, which is unfortunate.
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02/20/2023 - Open to queries.
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