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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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Blog: www.jenniferjackson.org

Twitter: arcaedia

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

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 PhaylennMcKnight
Dec 12, 2017 4:45 pm


sent a query on 12/7/17 to the query.jjackson email address
got a bounced email notice that there was something wrong and the mail was undeliverable to that address. am trying again
from FalthoWitch
Dec 12, 2017 10:28 am


EQ: 12/02/2017
ER: 12/12/2017

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.

YA Fantasy 83K
from MWeisberg
Nov 17, 2017 4:45 pm


She just posted on Twitter that she has updated her query guidelines and what she's looking for, and that she's "eager to find new voices from underrepresented and diverse writers."
from Blackhat
Nov 11, 2017 9:06 am


EQ: 11/5/17
(query + synopsis + first 5 pages) Women's fiction - 102k
ER: 11/11 form
from Blackhat
Nov 09, 2017 11:26 am


EQ: 11/5/17
(query + synopsis + first 5 pages)

Women's fiction - 102k
from LightofBeauty
Nov 07, 2017 8:38 pm


EQ: 10/30
ER: 11/7 Form rejection, same as below.
from 22niel
Oct 28, 2017 7:14 am


EQ: 10/21
ER: 10/28 form
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!

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