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Ms. Maria Massie

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin

 
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Ms. Maria Massie

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305
New York, NY 10011
 

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Apr 04, 2014 1:33 pm, WhatAWriter said...
Thanks for the updates, fellow full submitters. That helps me have a better perspective. This agency has had my full for five months now. I refuse to nudge, as I suspect that forces the "no."
Mar 19, 2014 7:37 pm, TodayistheDay said...
Good point...you're right about Laney and the new agent, Shannon. They probably read their own queries and fulls. The more senior agents outsource.
Mar 13, 2014 3:08 pm, JD_Wallace_826 said...
EQ 3/7/14
ER 3/10/14
Commercial Spy - 94k

To comment on @Todayistheday's comment below . . . I agree to a point. In my very limited experience there are two camps. Those with "submission coordinators" and agents who read all their own queries. Maria obviously has a reader and anyone using the "info" or "submissions" or "queries" probably employ the same strategy. Which means you receive a formal rejection . . . most of the time.

However, at this same firm, Laney Becker gives out her own query address and does actually reject personally. Two different strategies at the same firm!

Just my two cents, or more like a cent nowadays. :-)
Mar 10, 2014 3:08 pm, TodayistheDay said...
My guess is that most manuscripts never make it to the agents at this agency--Maria Massie admitted as much in an old P&W interview. I think the assistants have broad guidelines on what to request, then they look at full manscrpts as a team and weed out. I had a full out to them last summer and got a form rejection with Maria's name nowhere to be found (as others have mentioned here).

Unfortunate, but not uncommon--a lot of agencies that request pages upfront with the query employ a similar model with interns doing the first reading.

Better than nothing I guess. At least it's a legit avenue and not one of those agencies that says they accept queries but when you look at the stats here ("Go To Data Explorer") you realize they haven't requested a single full or rejected a single query in five years.

I don't mind playing the lottery here. But do know that after you get your full rejected, you're pretty much out at this agency. I queried Kent and Ethan after Maria and never got a response.
Mar 07, 2014 9:29 am, JoshJCole said...
EQ: 8/28/13
Full Request: 8/29/13
Nudge: 3/5/14
Rejection: 3/7/14
MG fantasy

Six months is a long time to wait for a form rejection.
That makes me number four with that response to a full!


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