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Ms. Maria Massie

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011



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Website: mmqlit.com

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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

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from SalDeLucia
Oct 05, 2022 1:14 pm


Q: June 28, 2022
Request for first 50: 6 hours later.
Request for full: 3 hours later.
Follow up/check in email sent to agent: 7/7/2022
Nudge sent: Early Sept
Rejection: 10/5/22

Dear Mr. DeLucia,

We want to thank you for your patience as we read and considered American Baby. We enjoyed your work, but we have decided that MMQ is not the right fit for your project, and we are going to pass at this time.

Tastes and specializations vary widely from agent to agent, and another agency may well feel differently. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.

Sincerely,

Massie & McQuilkin


Adult Literary Fiction / 118k
from DShapazian
Sep 16, 2022 12:37 pm


The words "Having considered it carefully," were in the rejection letter I received. Whether it was a form letter or not, I don't know. But apart from an offer of representation, careful consideration is what we all hope for. So I'm grateful.
from SalDeLucia
Jul 11, 2022 12:38 pm


EQ: June 28, 2022
Request for first 50: 6 hours later.
Request for full: 3 hours later.
Follow up/check in email sent to agent: 7/7/2022
Awaiting response still...

Adult Literary Fiction / 140k
from thamnosma
Apr 27, 2022 1:38 pm


EQ 4/27/2022
Memoir 83K
from spacerog
Apr 25, 2022 2:37 pm


Looks like I forgot to include the first 10 pages along with my query as specified on the website. It took 42 days but I got a request for the pages, so thats a good sign? Better than no response.
from LightofBeauty
Apr 07, 2022 7:18 pm


EQ: 3/3
ER: 4/7 Form Rejection

Thank you for sending us your query. Having considered it carefully, we have decided that MMQ is not the right fit for your project, and so we are going to pass at this time.

Tastes and specializations vary widely from agent to agent, and another agency may well feel differently. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.

LGBT Literary Fiction
from kmp152
Mar 29, 2022 10:38 pm


EQ 3/26/22
memoir 89K
ER 3/29/22
from banaesma
Mar 17, 2022 1:59 pm


EQ: 14 March, 2022
ER: 17 March, 2022

polite form rejection, same as @LStein

adult 83k LitFic
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 13, 2022 9:04 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from LStein
Mar 05, 2022 2:21 pm


Email query: 2/1/22
Form rejection: 3/3/22

Thank you for sending us your query. Having considered it carefully, we have decided that MMQ is not the right fit for your project, and so we are going to pass at this time.

Tastes and specializations vary widely from agent to agent, and another agency may well feel differently. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.
from whitelilac29
Nov 14, 2021 6:02 pm


Email Query: 09/25
Full Request: 11/01

47K word speculative, literary story collection

from NightSky
Oct 22, 2021 3:57 pm


Email Query 9/15
Email Rejection 10/22
from OPKiwi
Oct 11, 2021 11:08 am


CNR 87 days
No response to nudge
from shmcmanus
Oct 08, 2021 6:56 am


EQ 8/22/21
Form rejection 10/6/21

Memoir 70,000
from ozzy93
Oct 05, 2021 11:35 am


EQ 8/12/21
Partial request 9/24/21
Form rejection 10/5/21

Memoir 76k

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