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Ms. Katie Shea Boutillier

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: www.maassagency.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/ksboutillier/

Twitter: AgentShea

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from otherside
Sep 23, 2022 1:53 pm


EQ 8/30/22
Full request 8/30/22
Requested a phone call! 9/8/22
Offer of rep!!

Adult rom-com, 76k words
from piperp
Sep 16, 2022 9:56 pm


EQ 05/23/2022
CNR 09/15/2022
from StellaMae
Aug 24, 2022 8:57 am


Just so people know where she's at in her queries:
EQ: July 5, 2021
FR: December 6, 2021
Full sent: February 14, 2022
Nudge: August 15, 2022
CNR: August 24, 2022

@goldilocks10: yes, she wrote to confirm she would read it soon, and she asked me to let her know if I got an offer.

Upmarket Suspense
from goldilocks10
Aug 16, 2022 5:49 pm


StellaMae, did you happen to get a confirmation on your full after it was sent?
from LPhelps
Aug 10, 2022 1:58 pm


I'm glad to see that I wish you the best "as you grow as a writer" is her form response!!

Took 85 days.
from lynnlovegreen
Aug 08, 2022 10:04 pm


form response? 8.8.22
Hi, thank you for your query, and for your patience! I've taken a look and unfortunately I do not hold the right amount of enthusiasm in order to move forward and therefore, must pass.

I wish you all the very best as you continue to grow as a writer and encourage you to keep writing! If you ever find yourself pitching something new, you are welcome to re-query me.

Thank you again for giving me a chance to consider.
from jdebinski
Jul 28, 2022 9:31 pm


My query and full manuscript were forwarded to Katie from another agent at the agency on 7/21/22
Offer of rep! 7/26/22

99K QBIPOC Contemporary Fantasy
from mariamillage
Jul 05, 2022 4:06 pm


EQ - 7/5/22

Adult contemporary romance, 92K
from TMQueries
Jun 22, 2022 10:26 pm


75k thriller/suspense
Form rejection, 56 days

Hi, thank you for your query, and for your patience! I've taken a look and unfortunately I do not hold the right amount of enthusiasm in order to move forward and therefore, must pass.

I wish you all the very best as you continue to grow as a writer and encourage you to keep writing! If you ever find yourself pitching something new, you are welcome to query me again.

Thank you again for giving me a chance to consider.
from curlygirlknepper
Jun 09, 2022 10:01 pm


5/12/22 - Query- email, query letter, synopsis, first 5 pages of MS
78K - YA Contemporary Romance

5/17/22 - Full Request

6/9/22 - Rejection - I’m not gonna lie; I’m bummed. She said I’m a good writer, but my book needs more plot to stand out in today’s market. I sent an email thanking her and stated that I understood her decision. Though I did respectfully ask for some specifics on the rejection if it didn’t seem inappropriate. I felt since she requested a full, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to ask?? I would never do that with a query rejection though.
from blackhand
Jun 02, 2022 1:24 pm


Email Query: 6.2.22

YA Historical, 92k
from Kflete
May 12, 2022 2:26 pm


5/12/22 Kind rejection with encouragement to query when I have another project.
from BlackRose
May 06, 2022 8:00 pm


EQ: 4/16/2021
FR: 11/18/2021
nudge: 05/05/2022
rejection: 05/06/2022

YA contemporary romance, 67k
from m_mastro3m
Apr 28, 2022 6:32 pm


Queried 3/30/22
rejected 4/28/22
polite form

Hi, thank you for your query, and for your patience! I've taken a look and unfortunately I do not hold the right amount of enthusiasm in order to move forward and therefore, must pass.
I wish you all the very best as you continue to grow as a writer and encourage you to keep writing! If you ever find yourself pitching something new, you are welcome to re-query me.
Thank you again for giving me a chance to consider.
from mohayeswriter
Apr 22, 2022 10:50 am


I think this is her form - but it's a nice rejection

Hi, thank you for your query, and for your patience! I've taken a look and unfortunately I do not hold the right amount of enthusiasm in order to move forward and therefore, must pass.
I wish you all the very best as you continue to grow as a writer and encourage you to keep writing! If you ever find yourself pitching something new, you are welcome to re-query me.
Thank you again for giving me a chance to consider.

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