Ms. Karen Gerwin

DeFiore and Company

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Replies from querying authors say she has left the DeFiore agency.

Ms. Karen Gerwin

DeFiore and Company

47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003


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Nov 07, 2011 6:30 am, angelscribe said...
No problem Patrick. I thought that the email she sent me was weird. I don't know what to mark my query though.

11/5/12--one year late, I requeried Karen for Chain Reaction. I forgot she left the agency and will scratch her off.
Nov 06, 2011 1:54 pm, Patrick said...
Thanks angelscribe. She's still listed on their website though, so I'm going to leave her listed but mark her as closed with a note that she has left the agency.
Nov 01, 2011 11:32 am, angelscribe said...
Got this email from Karen Gerwin, when I sent her a query, Patrick:
As of September 26, 2011, I am no longer at DeFiore and Company. If this is a query letter, please refer to the company website at to select a different agent to whom to send your query. I will continue to receive e-mails to this address through March 2012. If you are a personal contact, I will respond to you with my new e-mail address. If you have any questions, please e-mail Madleyn Mahon at
Dec 08, 2010 5:07 pm, professor said...
That means it isn't what they want/need/represent. It's a rejection. I emailed Karen Gerwin and in less than 24 hours got a rejection. Not sure they even read it as they didn't even bother with my name. Their loss.

Dear Author,

I'm sorry that the volume of unsolicited material I receive makes this sort of form response necessary. I've read your query, and unfortunately, I’ve decided to pass on the opportunity to represent your work. I wish you the best of luck in finding the right path to publication.

Karen Gerwin
Nov 16, 2010 4:12 pm, angelscribe said...
I emailed Karen Gerwin on 10/25 and heard back from Brian Defiore today. It's a no. He said that they don't think it's a good fit for the special talents at his agency at this time. What does that mean, other than a rejection?

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