Ms. Caryn Karmatz Rudy

DeFiore and Company

Is your book too long (or too short) for this agent?

Get answers to this, and many more agent questions at QueryTracker.


Caryn Karmatz Rudy

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to members.
Join Now
AALA Member:
Yes (Visit Site)
Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction


Women's Issues
Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)

Known Clients (current & past)
Kathleen Donohoe
Joshilyn Jackson
Lydia Netzer
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
01/05/2023 11:06 AM
EQ: 11/3/22
Partial Request: 12/9/22 (sent 1/4/23 following revisions with editor)

Upmarket 84K
12/19/2022 05:11 AM
EQ: 2022-12-17, Lit / Hist / Humour, 98K

Response Time: Not Stated

REJ: 2022-12-19 - Holy **** Batman! Wasn't that quick?

Nice enough response, "I'm afraid I'm not the right agent for this project. I thank you for the chance to read your work and wish you much luck in getting XXXX published."

But obviously it didn't get all that far into the process. Not the right agent for my stuff. But she didn't seem to be that great a fit, so I'm not all that surprised.
12/02/2022 07:04 AM
EQ: 26 July 2022
PR: 25 August 2022
Polite step aside: 25 Oct 2022

Helpful personalised rejection

Upmarket, 95K words
10/20/2022 03:00 AM
28Sept22: EM query & 1st 5
19Oct22: decline:

"Dear xx,
Thanks for your query. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'm not the right agent for this project. I thank you for the chance to read your work and wish you much luck in getting xxx published.
All best,
Caryn Karmatz Rudy (she/her)"
06/30/2022 08:44 AM
Email Query: 9 February
Full Request: 17 March (sent next day)
Coming-of-Age, 89k

Update: I am now deliberating between two offers of representation (30 June) and am very sorry to report Caryn is not among them. She is a careful agent who takes the time to really read the material she requests and all subsequent communications with her were personal and encouraging. I wish only the best for her and her clients.
More author comments available to members.

Join Now (Free)
Agent Interviews
Interviews with this agent from across the web.

None found for this agent

Success Story Interviews
Read interviews with authors who have signed with this agent.

None found for this agent

View all success story interviews

Report a success story

Profile History
Last Update:
- This agent reviewed and approved this listing.
Always verify agent's information before sending your query, and review the agent's website(s) for more up-to-date information.

Though we do our best, QueryTracker can not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided.

An agent listing on QueryTracker is not an endorsement or recommendation of that agent by QueryTracker.

Before contacting an agent, authors should verify and assess the agent's requirements and suitability by visiting the agent's website(s), and becoming familiar with ways to spot and avoid bad agents. A good place to start is Writers Beware, a watch group that helps inform and protect authors from shady practices.