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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: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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.
from swatithegeek
Apr 22, 2022 4:45 am


Email query: 03/29/22
Form rejection: 04/22/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from sdewitthall
Mar 31, 2022 4:18 pm


3/31/22 EQ 76,000 word upmarket fiction
from deziraeb
Mar 29, 2022 11:09 pm


EQ: 03/29/2022, 99k YA Fantasy.

Is there a 'we received your query' email or is that feature not enabled?
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 29, 2022 12:38 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. New email address.

Thanks to all who posted updates.
from mohayeswriter
Mar 29, 2022 10:56 am


Open to queries 3/29/22
new email address for queries:ksbqueries@gmail.com
note in bio states that if you queried between July 2021 and 3/29/22 it was deleted, so submit again
from wirdschonklappen
Mar 29, 2022 10:34 am


New email address: ksbqueries@gmail.com
from stonebiscuit
Mar 29, 2022 9:55 am


Open to queries 3.29.22 - https://twitter.com/AgentShea/status/1508819021285793809
from StellaMae
Feb 16, 2022 12:57 am


Just so people know where she's at in her queries:
EQ: July 5, 2021
FR: December 6, 2021 (sent Feb. 14th)

Upmarket Suspense

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