Are you accepting new authors?

Yes, we are currently accepting fiction and non-fiction queries.

Do you prefer your queries by email or snail mail?

We accept both electronic and postal queries. Post queries must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or an email address for response.

How can I ensure that you received my query?

We aim to respond to all queries within four weeks. If you have not received a response to your electronic query within four weeks, and you’ve followed our electronic submission guidelines (no attachments, “query” in the subject line), please resubmit your query.

If you’d like to confirm delivery of your hard copy materials, please use Delivery Confirmation services from the Post Office (an extra 45 cents postage), or a tracking service such as Federal Express or UPS.

Please note that due to heightened security measures, the US Postal Service will not deliver parcels weighing over 13 ounces that bear stamps. If you are submitting materials that you would like returned and they weigh more than 13 ounces, you must include a SASE with a postage strip purchased at a US Post Office if you’d like your materials returned safely.

What if I've received another offer of representation?

If you’ve received another offer of representation and need a response sooner, please email us at

May I query multiple projects at once?

It’s in your best interest to query us with the one project that you feel is most polished and ready for publication.

Does my project need to be finished before I find an agent?

If you are writing a novel, it is highly unlikely that we (or any other agent) will be able to help you before it is completed. In extraordinary circumstances (i.e., you are a public figure or have a newsworthy story) it’s possible that this can be overcome. Please let us know the completion status of your project in your query letter.

How do I know which agent to query?

Please visit our “About Us” page to learn more about our agents, their interests, and their query guidelines.

May I query more than one agent at a time?

You may query multiple agents at DeFiore and Company at once. If you do so, please let us know.