Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, formerly an agent with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, joined DeFiore and Company in early 2012. She represents and is seeking arresting voices across a spectrum of genres, though she is most interested in adult literary and upmarket fiction, literary creative nonfiction, illustrators with distinct narrative points of view, and literary books for children. She is drawn to writing steeped in ferocity of language, intellect and heart.

Prior to joining the publishing world, Meredith earned her B.A. in Renaissance Studies at Yale, where she focused primarily on Italian Renaissance art history, architecture and literature. You can follow Meredith on Twitter at @Mere215. She is a member of the AAR and PEN. She is also the agency’s UK Rights Director.

Recent and Upcoming Adult Highlights:

Other adult highlights include novelists and short story writers C. Morgan Babst, CJ Hauser, Kate Milliken, Chloe Shaw, and more.

Recent and Upcoming Children’s Highlights:

  • Melissa Bashardoust, GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS
  • Terra Elan McVoy, DRIVE ME CRAZY; IN DEEP; CRIMINAL; BEING FRIENDS WITH BOYS; THE SUMMER OF FIRSTS AND LASTS; AFTER THE KISS; PURE; THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT CASSIE PARKER
  • Deb Lucke, THE LUNCH WITCH (series)
  • Ida Pearle, THE MOON IS GOING TO ADDY’S HOUSE
  • Anica Rissi, ANNA, BANANA, AND THE FRIENDSHIP SPLIT (series); THE TEACHER’S PET; ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE
  • Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr, BABIES RUIN EVERYTHING; EVERYWHERE, WONDER; THE REAL MCCOYS

Illustrator Highlights:

How to Submit to Meredith Kaffel Simonoff:

Please query her at meredith@defliterary.com with the following:

  • A brief description of your book
  • A brief, relevant bio
  • For fiction, please include the first five pages in the body of your email
  • For illustrators, please include your website or online portfolio