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Ms. Jennifer Jackson

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: www.maassagency.com

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Include a synopsis (1-2 pages) and the first five pages of your novel pasted into the body of the email; no attachments.

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from tsmitti99
Oct 17, 2017 5:17 pm


EQ - 9/18/17
ER - 9/29/17 - Form rejection

80k word Adult Fantasy
from scritrice
Oct 17, 2017 3:43 pm


EQ: 10/12
FR: 10/13

YA Sci fi
from mawidmaier
Oct 04, 2017 11:06 am


EQ: 9/25/17
ER: 10/2/17
122K Adult Fantasy

As to your material I'm afraid I will be passing -- I'm just not drawn strongly enough to the concept of your story to feel that I'd be the right agent for the project. I realize it is difficult to make an assessment from a query; nevertheless please know that I give serious attention to every letter, outline, and writing sample I receive.

Sorry I couldn't give you a more positive reply. Thanks for thinking of me, though, and best of luck in your search for representation.
from bckinney
Oct 02, 2017 5:01 pm


EQ 7/30.
Reminder email ("did you get my query?") 9/12, six weeks after initial query. Included the full query content in the new email.
PR 9/29 with explanation that she never received my initial query, and even my reminder got caught in spam folders.
Confirmed receipt 10/2

Epic fantasy 119k
from VanEssler
Sep 27, 2017 8:46 pm


EQ: 9/13/17 92k Steampunk
ER: 9/27/17 Form Rejection
from JJProbe
Sep 27, 2017 10:14 am


EQ: 9/12/17 99K Mystery/Thriller
ER: 9/26/17
Form rejection, but courteous and quick and so much better than just...crickets:

Thanks for your query.

As to your material I'm afraid I will be passing -- I'm just not drawn
strongly enough to the concept of your story to feel that I'd be the
right agent for the project. I realize it is difficult to make an
assessment from a query; nevertheless please know that I give serious
attention to every letter, outline, and writing sample I receive.

Sorry I couldn't give you a more positive reply. Thanks for thinking
of me, though, and best of luck in your search for representation.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Jackson
Donald Maass Literary Agency
from Kaiodem
Sep 17, 2017 7:28 pm


EQ: 9/17/17

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from detroit70
Sep 14, 2017 9:10 pm


EQ: Aug 28, again w/synopsis Sept. 11
ER: Sept 13

rejected the earlier one without a synopsis! oh well!
from jaustail
Sep 14, 2017 8:45 am


EQ: 25th August
ER: 13th September
Space Opera
from deutschlandchick
Sep 06, 2017 3:40 pm


This is what I did: I pasted my query letter (1 page) and then after that I pasted my synopsis (2 pages) and then I pasted my 5 pages sample...I guess the difference between query and synopsis is that the synopsis states the whole story with the ending. The query introduces the main characters their arcs and dilemmas and such.... :)
from StaceyTrombley
Sep 06, 2017 1:52 pm


Yeah I always get confused by that too. I did send a separate, full synopsis pasted to the email after the 5 pages.

It says on her site "include the first five pages of your novel and a synopsis (1-2 pages) pasted into the body of the email" the "1-2 pages" made me confident she meant a full synopsis. I could be wrong but I think that's the case.
from detroit70
Sep 06, 2017 8:47 am


hi stacey- 15 days and counting.... no confirmation but that sounds normal :) fingers crossed for al of us!!
from StaceyTrombley
Sep 05, 2017 11:34 am


I just sent and didn't get a confirmation email. How long has it been for you?
from detroit70
Sep 05, 2017 8:43 am


hi guys! did anyone get confirmation when they sent their EQ? it's been a while and no word.....she seems to have a 7 day turnaround ...thanks
from coffeemonk
Aug 18, 2017 11:11 pm


EQ: 8/11
ER: 8/18

Sci-Fi, 76k

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