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Mr. Neil Olson

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 03, 2021 10:20 am

Too many questions around this guy. CNR for now @ 29 days, maybe some other time.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jul 05, 2021 4:39 pm

fascinating stuff, redpandabear
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 25, 2019 10:24 am

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Donadio and Olson.
from redpandabear
Jun 02, 2018 9:53 am

Campton, Donadio & Olson's bookkeeper just got arrested for multi-million dollar embezzlement. Might have something to do with that. Writers like Chuck Palahniuk are "close to broke" because of it. I doubt this company will be taking queries for a while... if they survive this scandal.
from KristenH
Apr 10, 2018 1:46 pm

My pleasure Patrick. I'm glad to help while I can.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 10, 2018 10:15 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks KristenH)
from KristenH
Apr 07, 2018 3:07 pm

Campton, you might be right. Sort of mixed signals to me.
from Campton
Apr 07, 2018 7:05 am

I got the same response as KristenH below on the same date--"We regret to inform you of our decision to no longer accept or take submissions for the foreseeable future."

This suggests they are closed to subs, but on their website they say, "Donadio & Olson, Inc. is always looking for new work." Maybe the rejection is their way of saying don't ever bother us again.
from KristenH
Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm

EQ 3/16/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 4/5/18 (Passed--no longer taking on any new submissions for the foreseeable future.)

Patrick you might want to take note of it and post the closed to submissions sign for the agency.
from anotherearth
Dec 07, 2017 1:37 pm

EQ: Addressed to both Hibbert and Olson because didn't seem possible to specify on form: 10/15
FR: 10/26 (not sure from whom)
ER: 12/07 Form response signed by assistant. Literary 110K

Thank you so much for sending in your manuscript, as well as for your time and patience.

Although your manuscript was intriguing, we do not believe it is the right fit for our agency. We are unfortunately unable to offer representation at this time. I want to thank you once again for allowing me to read your work. We wish you the best of luck in all of your creative pursuits and appreciate your time and patience in our reviewing process.
from LightofBeauty
Sep 27, 2017 9:57 am

EQ: 9/26

I was confused by their submission policy, submitted to them through a form that I thought was for queries too. Next day he reached out to me to say that my query can be sent through their online form or email. My bad, but their website is pretty confusing.
from KristenH
Sep 26, 2017 4:11 pm

eq 8/30/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/26/17 (Passed--no reason.)

Congrats Let It Be!
from LetItBeWritten
Jul 07, 2017 2:37 pm

Form Q 7-7-17
Full Request 7-7-17 (3 hours later)

Upmarket 60K
from SaraCo
Jun 12, 2017 1:44 pm

EQ: 7-11-17 (Adult Speculative Thriller)
ER: 7-12-17 Form

Queried YA Fantasy/psych thriller through submittable on 2-12-17
Personalized form rejection on 2-22-17

"Although Power Surge seems like a unique idea, we regret to inform you of our decision not to pursue further collaboration at this time."
from KristenH
Jun 01, 2017 3:57 pm

Eq 5/2/17 (requery Venom)
ER 5/3/17 (Passed--no reason.) Will retry him with Chain Reaction this summer.

6/1/17--Eq (requery Chain Reaction)--same say rejection (intriguing story, no reason why for pass.)

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