Adam Schear

Literary Agency: 
DeFiore and Company
Address:
47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10003
Phone: 
(212) 925-7744
E-mail: 
Twitter Handle: 
Accepts E-mail Queries: 
Yes
Interested in Representing:
Commercial Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, and Pop Culture
Clients Include: 

Jen Adams, Scott Bedford, Christian Schoon

Submission Guidelines: 

Submit a query letter, preferably via e-mail, containing information about the book, bio, and the first five pages in the body of the e-mail. Response time is within four weeks.

Tips From the Agent: 

“Don't be afraid to let your voice come through in your query. There is so much advice out there on writing query letters, which is great, but I think it's easy to get too wrapped up in guidelines and end up with a query that feels a bit formulaic. A great query will get the important information across while at the same time giving a glimpse into the voice and the nature of your book.”

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