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Mr. Donald Maass

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: www.maassagency.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lennyj45
Aug 30, 2021 6:24 pm


Rejected: Thrown under the bus. Not even a reply.
from Gwyneth
Jul 22, 2021 10:25 am


EQ: 5/6/2021
Form letter rejection: 7/21/2021

YA Contemporary Fantasy (86,000 words)
from vanelle87
Jun 04, 2021 10:20 am


EQ:05-22-2021
CNR: 06-04-2021 (because I realised I forgot to add the synopsis, so it's a given there'll be no response)
commercial 86k

Oh well, make mistakes and learn!

Update: 06-04-2021, just sent an email apologising and with the synopsis. Let's see what happens. Thanks again, charlie_girl.
from vanelle87
Jun 04, 2021 10:07 am


Thanks, charlie_girl. You're right. It doesn't hurt to try. I already have the no!
Thanks for the encouragement!
from charlie_girl
Jun 04, 2021 10:04 am


Hey, vanelle87. From his stats, it looks like he's only gotten around to responding to queries sent in the beginning of April. If you forgot to send the synopsis, I'd just shoot off a brief apology, appending the necessary material. I've found nearly every agent I've interacted with to be super-gracious. Don't be so quick to write yourself off. *fist bump*
from SteinbeckFan
Mar 24, 2021 1:51 pm


EQ: Jan. 19, 2021
CNR: Mar. 24, 2021


Upmarket Fiction (71,000 words)
from Shopcraze1
Mar 15, 2021 6:23 pm


EQ: 2/22/21
ER: 3/15/21

MG Sci-fi 60K
from banaesma
Mar 03, 2021 6:30 pm


EQ: 4 February, 2021
ER: 3 March, 2021

Polite form rejection letter wishing me luck.

adult 83k LitFic
from AradLewis
Mar 01, 2021 6:25 pm


EQ: 2/1
ER: 3/1

Form rejection letter
from Mossie
Dec 17, 2020 9:28 pm


EQ: 6th Oct 2020
ER: 17th Dec 2020

Adult fantasy murder mystery 80k
from SteinbeckFan
Oct 15, 2020 3:42 pm


EQ: July 12, 2020
ER: October 7, 2020

Historical Fantasy 128,000
from Catsamoa79
Aug 26, 2020 3:01 pm


EQ: 5/6/20
CNR: 6/4/20
Says 2 weeks, otherwise a pass
ER: 8/26/20
from playandscribe
Apr 22, 2020 11:54 am


No answer after 65 days. Follow up sent.
from RayJohnsonJr
Dec 14, 2019 6:24 pm


12/14/19 submitted 95k romance. Air war setting. We'll see.
from KristenH
Jul 27, 2019 11:59 am


EQ 4/17/19 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 7/23/19 (Passed via email--not good fit)

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