While It’s Too Early To Think, We Give It Our Best Shot

December 14th, 2004 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

Have we dwelled on agents and what they do recently? We confess, we have a rather romantic view of literary agents. We see them as the ones who feed and nurture their talented clients. Lots of chicken soup, lots of creative banter. Hmm, it is quite possible that we are confusing literary

agents with movies starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Doris Day, and/or Rock Hudson.

Probably also Cary Grant.

Being one of the two-brain lobed creatures, we carefully compartmentalize the agents we encounter into business-oriented and editorial-oriented. For example, the fine folks at DeFiore and Company are business-oriented. Yet they’re also editorial-oriented. We must get a better brain before continuing this project.

Okay, we’re back. The agency has a strong editorial background but understands the nuances of the business. In other words, they pay attention to what’s going on. Agents Brian DeFiore, Laurie Abkemeier, and Kate Garrick focus on a wide range of genres and styles — see the article for the full spectrum. They won our cold heart with the fact they have a website and accept email queries (short, concise, no attachments…please, if you go this route, pretend you’re a professional).

Contact info: DeFiore and Company, 72 Spring Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10012, (212) 925-7744, info@defioreandco.com.

File Under: Agents

1 response so far ↓

  • Robert Kent // Dec 14, 2004 at 1:10 pm

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