Sign In
Literary Agents

Ms. Renee Zuckerbrot

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join Now


Twitter: RZAgent

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Learn more about this agent, including:

  • Genres of Interest
  • Typical Response Times
  • Best Query Methods

Become a QueryTracker Member (Free)

Query Guidelines

Renee only accepts electronic queries. Please query her directly and include the word "query" in the subject line along with a synopsis of your project, your publication history, a brief bio, and your contact information. Also attach up to three sample chapters as a Word document.

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

from DKelley
Jun 20, 2021 8:28 am

How this went:

EQ at 8:53 a.m. for a short story collection. Regarding my stories that have already been published, the query includes the words "three of which have been previously published, in ___ magazine and ___ journal."

ER at 9:14 am.: "Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, I don’t see any publication credits for the stories in _________, so I’m going to step aside. I suggest checking out the lit magazine database at Poets & Writers––it’s a wonderful resource––and submitting your stories." Email concludes with a helpful link to Poets & Writers.

Uh, what now?
from tdubphyz
Mar 22, 2021 6:09 pm

EQ: 2021/1/5
ER: 2021/3/22

LF, 81k
from MissPlum
Mar 01, 2021 10:18 pm

"If you’ve haven’t heard back from her in 2-4 weeks, your project is not a good fit for her."
CNR at 31 days on adult litfic
from jaymeinman
Feb 06, 2021 11:28 am

EQ: 1/8/21
CNR: 2/6/21
from anwynnauthor
Aug 23, 2020 9:41 am

This is so strange... I queried two agents today who are on vacation, and got two out of office messages. One said the usual, that she would get to it on Monday when she returns. The other, from Zuckerbrot, said this: "Thank you for your thoughtful query. I’m going on vacation this week, so I’m going to step aside. Sorry the timing isn’t right."

I'm sort of blindsided. I'm always happy for a quick rejection when it's genuine, because it's great to know quickly if an agent isn't interested, but this is confusing. I spent so much time on the query and I was really excited at the thought of her as my agent, and then I get rejected by default because I happened to email on the wrong day? I totally understand dreading a backlog of queries after vacation, but this seems a little extreme...
from dmtrader
Feb 15, 2020 3:32 pm

EQ: 1/13/20
CNR: 2/15/20
from Sculptress
Aug 29, 2019 11:22 am

EQ 8/22/19, lit fic, short story collection, 40,000 words
from KristenH
Mar 23, 2019 7:14 am

Eq 1/21/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 3/18/19 (Passed via nudge--referred to original requery in 2016: no requeries)
from jsk_31
Feb 01, 2019 8:48 am

EQ 2/1/19, lit fic 74,500 words
from Catsamoa79
Dec 07, 2018 7:40 am

EQ: 10/31/18
CNR: 12/7/18
from karenok
Dec 06, 2018 3:49 pm

Closed for submissions.

EQ 12/02 (but sent an overlooked synopsis on 12/06)

Renée emailed immediately after my 12/06 submission:

Dear Ms. Krajcer,
Submissions are closed––too much work to finish before the holidays. Sorry the timing isn’t right.
All best,
from jlp123
Oct 31, 2018 3:46 pm

EQ: 10/31/18 (88k, upmarket/literary fiction)
from LightofBeauty
Jun 19, 2018 10:09 am

EQ: 6/19
from Zooks3
May 16, 2018 12:47 pm

5/16/18: EQ re: TANCM
from Zooks3
May 16, 2018 11:10 am

3/7/18: EQ re: Archimedes - comedy - immed. auto-response - Out of Office until 3/8.
5/16/18: CNR

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.

Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More