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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from mawidmaier
Feb 14, 2018 4:50 pm


EQ: 1/19/18
ER: 2/13/18 (form)
115K adult fantasy
from chicklegirl
Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm


EQ 12/14/17 (77K--YA contemporary fantasy/time travel)
ER 2/9/18 (form) "Thank you for your query and for letting me have a look at your work. I apologize for the impersonal nature of this email but I receive so many queries that it makes it impossible for me to respond personally to each one. Thank you for your patience. Unfortunately, I don’t feel that this is right for me, so I’m passing. Just because I wasn’t quite drawn in, however, doesn’t mean there isn’t another agent out there who will love it. I encourage you to continue to submit elsewhere. Thanks again for thinking of me, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors. Sincerely..."
from brandonmc87
Feb 02, 2018 8:32 am


EQ: 11/7/17
ER: 2/2/18 (Form)

Adult Dark Fantasy 99k
from LightofBeauty
Nov 06, 2017 2:12 pm


EQ: 9/16
ER: 11/6

A long form rejection, but nice.

Thank you for your query and for letting me have a look at your work. I apologize for the impersonal nature of this email but I receive so many queries that it makes it impossible for me to respond personally to each one. Thank you for your patience.

Unfortunately, I don’t feel that this is right for me, so I’m passing. Just because I wasn’t quite drawn in, however, doesn’t mean there isn’t another agent out there who will love it. I encourage you to continue to submit elsewhere.

Thanks again for thinking of me, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors.

Sincerely,

Don
from Catsamoa79
Nov 03, 2017 4:18 pm


EQ: 9/11/17
ER: 11/3/17
Form letter, but a nice one.
from KristenH
Oct 20, 2017 3:41 pm


EQ 8/17/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 10/20/17 (Passed from nudge-not right agent, wasn't drawn in.)
from eqb123
Sep 28, 2017 9:55 pm


EQ: 8/11/17
ER: 9/28/17 (Form)
from KristenH
Aug 13, 2017 2:10 pm


Jester, you can query him or the other agents in the agency separately. You knever know unless you try and read the other new writer comments.
from reiterwriter
Aug 09, 2017 5:09 pm


EQ: March 3, 2017
Fulfilling FR from SiWC 2016
Email April 17 from Kiana (intern), confirming they had received.
Nudge: June 5
Email response from Kiana saying they were catching up on submissions, but that mine is next on the list =)
Nudge: Aug 9

YA/Fantasy 96K
from Jester1000
Aug 04, 2017 8:01 pm


If you query Donald, will he pass you on to other agents in his agency, or do you need to query them separately? I loved his book, Writing the Breakout Novel, but he seems too big to take on a new writer.
from Zurizip
Jun 29, 2017 5:20 am


EQ: 6/15
ER: 6/27 Form Rejection

High Fantast 93k words
from eebnhab
Jun 27, 2017 9:51 pm


EQ: 6/26/17
Espionage Thriller 72K
ER: 6/27/17
Form letter
from JJProbe
Jun 21, 2017 12:58 pm


EQ: 6/5/17
ER: 6/21/17
102K Thriller
Form rejection, but at least fairly quick and not just being ignored, so that's something...

Dear Author,

Thank you for your query and for letting me have a look at your work. I apologize for the impersonal nature of this email but I receive so many queries that it makes it impossible for me to respond personally to each one. Thank you for your patience.

Unfortunately, I don’t feel that this is right for me, so I’m passing. Just because I wasn’t quite drawn in, however, doesn’t mean there isn’t another agent out there who will love it. I encourage you to continue to submit elsewhere.

Thanks again for thinking of me, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors.

Sincerely,

Don
from hexylady
Apr 17, 2017 9:43 pm


EQ 4/9

4/17 No response, though the QueryTracker timeline shows other recent queries getting same-day responses. *helpless hand-wave of despair*
from ShaynaGrissom
Apr 17, 2017 9:06 pm


Auto-reject same day.

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