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Ms. Deidre Knight

The Knight Agency, Inc.

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Deidre Knight

The Knight Agency, Inc.

570 East Avenue
Madison, GA 30650
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
  • Romance, Contemporary
Women's Fiction


Cultural/Social Issues
Current Affairs/Politics
Pop Culture
True Adventure/Crime
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Known Clients (current & past)
Bryan Anderson
Tibby Armstrong
Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Julie Butcher
Cherie Calbom
Roslyn Carrington
Bonnie Dee
Robin Delany
Summer Devon
Louisa Edwards
Leigh Evans
Lilly Everett
Marley Gibson
Patricia Haley
Lauren Hawkeye
Kelli Ireland
Tj Klune
Erin Knightley
Cara Lockwood
Ann Marsh
Cindy Miles
Jill Monroe
Cecil Murphey
Robin Owens
Kate Pearce
T.M. Pennington
Travis Pennington
Diana Peterfreund
Don Piper
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Cat Sebastian
Gena Showalter
Jennifer St. Giles
Jacquelin Thomas
Toni Turner
Author Comments
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03/26/2023 04:00 PM
FQ: 3/26/23
Adult Fantasy 85k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/24/2023 03:54 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
11/09/2022 07:33 AM
Curious if you'll hear back. My full has been out since April.
10/14/2022 12:43 PM
Query - May/5/2022
Rejection - May/11/2022

100,000 Multi POV YA High Fantasy
10/10/2022 09:36 PM
7 months from full request to rejection.
Better than no response?
10/05/2022 03:38 PM
Form Query - 09/29/2022
Form Rejection - 10/03/2022

Gothic Fantasy 70k
10/05/2022 09:48 AM
Form Query 9/20
Encouraging, thoughtful rejection, not form letter 10/3 .
10/03/2022 07:54 PM
Form Query- 3/1/22
Full request- 3/1/22
Romance/women's fiction 85 K

Polite, yet soul-crushing rejection 10/3/22
Patrick (Admin)
09/28/2022 11:30 AM
@mimic871, agents will often close in order to catch up with what they have to read, so I'm sure she'll get to yours. Good luck.
09/28/2022 11:26 AM
I have a full out with the agent, and see that she is now closed to queries. Does that she mean she is no longer reviewing what she has received or no longer reviewing anything new? Sorry if this is a basic question!
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Patrick (Admin)
09/28/2022 08:12 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
09/04/2022 10:07 PM
FQ: 9/4/2022
74k Adult Contemporary Romance
09/04/2022 05:47 PM
@Senorita_Marigold everyone should absolutely keep querying other agents, even if one requests a full! I'm not sure who gave you the advice to wait, but never do that. Some agents request heaps of fulls (Deidre Knight is known for it apparently) but it doesn't mean they are more likely to sign you up. I've seen published writers say they were rejected 200 times before they found their agent - if you waited three months for each one to get back to you, it would be 50 years before you got an agent. It is indeed very weird that we all have to go through this process assuming everyone's going to reject us, and it's dispiriting, but that's how it works. Keep going! You're clearly doing something right, if you're getting full requests!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/02/2022 07:21 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
08/22/2022 04:25 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
08/19/2022 07:42 PM
2/17: Query fwd'd to Deidre from another Knight agent citing a better fit
2/19: Full Request (!!)
8/19: Polite form rejection.

92k Adult Fantasy
08/19/2022 05:45 PM
FQ: 04/15
YA horror, 97k
Full request! 04/18
Full sent same day: 04/18
Nudged at nearly 17 weeks/119 days
Form rejection: 08/19
08/18/2022 12:35 AM
Website states she's also acquiring fantasy (though I know she's closed to submissions)

Right now, I’m being very selective, but am seeking new authors in the areas of women’s fiction, fantasy, thriller (except espionage/political), chick lit, as well as contemporary romance with high concepts that can be published in a bigger way. Please only send novels over 60K in length. Also seeking nonfiction in the categories of sports, business, finance, cookbook, pop culture, current affairs, gardening, health and fitness, history, home décor and design, lifestyle, parenting, memoir, and travel. The nonfiction categories are not exhaustive, so be sure to check query manager if you don’t see a particular category here.
08/05/2022 09:30 AM
I feel your frustration Senorita.Marigold, but many agents take this amount of time or even longer to respond to fulls--and sometimes don't even respond at all (which is really awful). Yes, she seems to request a lot--probably too many. I do hope you kept querying during this time.
08/04/2022 11:29 AM
I cannot believe I waited 163 days to receive the following:

Dear ~~~,
Thank you for sending me the manuscript for ~~~. I enjoyed the read, but in the end, this project didn't quite work for my list. I wish you all the very best.

Thank you for the opportunity, and good luck with other agents.
Best, Deidre

It's not that I'm upset that she rejected me, rather, after requesting a full, I had to wait that long for her to get back to me. Just a caution for other querying writers that, even if she requests your full, to keep querying other agents!

It seems to me as even reading through the comments here too that this has happened to others as well. And that if someone tells her that she has two weeks to read through their manuscript she always seems to reject. And why is this? It's because of the rate of which she accepts full manuscripts.

I do personally feel that this is an issue. Because I would rather have an agent who just outright rejects my query than having to wait half a year just to hear back.
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03/24/2023 - Open to queries.
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