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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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Query Guidelines

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 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
from Meeko2019
Jul 26, 2021 7:38 pm


Email query: 6/16 Literary
Partial request: 6/29
Form rejection: 7/26
from jadege
Jun 24, 2021 8:59 pm


EQ 6/24/21 94K LitFic/CR/LGBTQ
from ThatsNoMoon
May 10, 2021 8:45 am


Email Query: 4/12, Literary Fiction
Full Request: 4/15
Form Rejection: 5/10

I was hoping for some kind of feedback since they asked for the full. I guess they really hated the 11th page. :)
I queried Massie a few years ago and after the full request, I got two sentences of a personalized rejection from Massie. All emails in this round were signed from the agency, not a particular person.

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