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Mr. Donald Maass

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Abigail
Yesterday 11:17 pm

Form Rejection 18 JAN 2022
QM sent 10 JAN 2022
Mystery 77k
from Abigail
Jan 10, 2022 4:49 pm

QM sent 10 JAN 2022
Mystery 77k
from jonmhansen
Jan 05, 2022 8:41 pm

Electronic query: 12/05/21
Form rejection: 01/05/22

Urban fantasy, 85k.
from Navigator84
Jan 05, 2022 6:28 pm

EQ: 12/4/21 by e-mail; Military Thriller, 125K
Form reject: 1/5/2021
from meredithmooring
Oct 03, 2021 10:43 am

EQ: 10/3/21

Adult science-fantasy 128k
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

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

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