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Mr. Ethan Bassoff

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

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Please note that he only responds to queries in which he is interested. If you haven't heard from him in 2-4 weeks, your project is not a good fit for him.

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from dhamm29
Sep 11, 2019 3:39 pm

EQ Psych Thriller 9-11-19
from KristenH
Oct 20, 2018 1:01 pm

EQ 7/19/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 10/12/18 (No word from nudges)
from LightofBeauty
Jun 19, 2018 10:19 am

EQ: 5/21, got immediate "Out of Office, won't return or answer emails until May 30th" message.

from KristenH
May 22, 2018 4:28 pm

EQ 3/19/18 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 5/18/18 (No word from nudges)
from frisb393
Mar 24, 2018 5:41 pm

EQ 3/24/2018 78,000 word American Noir
from schmoozername
Nov 18, 2017 11:49 am

I wouldn't recommend querying this agent. From my own experience and from the comments below, he requests fulls but then never replies. It's a real heart breaker to keep hoping for months for an answer.

EQ: 1/21/2016
RF: 1/21/2016
And then no reply ever, even with a variety of politely spaced nudges.
from KristenH
Jun 27, 2017 4:14 pm

EQ 3/4/17 (requery Venom)
CNR 6/26/17 (No word from 2 nudges, the first from paternity leave.) Will retry Laney with Venom next month.
from Patrick (admin)
May 09, 2017 10:59 am

Hi max_entropy. He's there, it's just a crowded page and hard to find things.
from max_entropy
May 05, 2017 12:56 pm

Not listed on their agents page.
from beth222
Feb 26, 2017 11:54 am

EQ: 2/10/16
FR: 2/10/16

After two nudges, still haven't heard anything. Not sure if he's still considering.

Novel and short story collection. Literary Fiction.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 18, 2017 5:37 pm

Profile Update: Agency name changed. Formerly Lippincott Massie McQuilkin.
New website and email address.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 31, 2015 8:12 pm

Profile Update: New email address.
from literarywriter78
Jan 21, 2014 1:50 am

EQ: 10/3
Requested Full on 10/17 after reading first 60 pages.

Nudged a few weeks ago. Never heard back.

Literary / High Concept / Somewhat experimental
from ShawnProctor
Jan 14, 2013 2:26 pm

It appears there hasn't been a note since April of 2012 so let me post that I sent an EQ to Mr. Bassoff in Jan. 2013 for my new novel (urban fantasy). I previously EQ'd him in January 2012 and received a request for the full manuscript of my literary novel. Despite two nudges, he did not respond.
from KristenH
Apr 03, 2012 2:29 pm

2/28/12, I queried Ethan. Today I nudged him and heard back--not a right fit for their agency. I'll try him for Chain Reaction this summer.

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