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Mr. Rob McQuilkin

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ShouldIJustPaintInstead
Nov 02, 2022 10:53 am

EQ: 9/15/22 (included 10-page sample)
PR: 9/22/22 (additional 75 pages of MS)
FR: 10/17/22 (rest of manuscript)

LGBTQ+/Literary fiction, 98k words.

Still waiting to hear back (assuming it'll be a while!).
from anotherearth
Oct 09, 2022 4:07 pm

EQ: 09/27/21
PR: 11/04/21 (first 50 pages)
FR: 12/17/21 (rest of manuscript)
Nudge 1: 03/21/22 - no reply
Nudge 2: 09/02/22 - waiting to see if he replies
09/06/22: No reply. I think this is a CNR. :-(

Long wait for nothing.

Literary 75K
from DFS346
Oct 07, 2022 9:12 am

09.12.2022: "more than promising"
09.16.2022: "We are incredibly excited about your project"
09.26.2022: "extremely compelling"
10.07.2022: "we are going to pass"
from DFS346
Sep 28, 2022 7:03 am

Has anyone else had the experience of receiving (from "MMQ Team") a request for the full manuscript of a nonfiction project? My understanding is that according to universal practice in the publishing industry, nonfiction is sold on proposal, not on manuscript.
from Zimberoff
Jun 21, 2022 4:01 pm

Got this note. Hmmmm? I don't think I forgot anything on my query. Going back to look.

Thank you for your recent query regarding representation for your most recent project. If you are receiving this email, it means we have noticed that your query is incomplete. We kindly ask that you review our guidelines, listed on our website here, and resubmit to us promptly.


from Caynicole46
May 19, 2022 3:33 pm

EQ: 03/03/22
partial manuscript request: 03/05/22
from mbdaniel805
Mar 07, 2022 10:11 am

from maevyr
Feb 24, 2022 3:24 pm

EQ: 1/5/22
Full Request: 1/31/22
Nudge w/ offer of rep: 2/11/22
Offer of Representation from his colleague, Julie Stevenson: 2/24/22
**wasn't sure how to list this in QueryTracker so I just marked it as an offer, even though it wasn't from Rob McQuilkin

Adult Literary Speculative Fiction, 54k
from stephaniedarnell
Nov 05, 2021 3:33 pm

The letter I got for my 119,000 word memoir (38 days after query letter sent):
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 htphinney
Jul 06, 2021 7:15 pm

EQ 06/23/21
ER 07/04/21
Form letter reject.
Literary, 51k.
from pappasmdz
Jun 03, 2021 7:34 pm

EQ 5/24/21
ER 6/3/21
Nicely worded form letter.
Upmarket, 99k
from TheHayseed
Mar 19, 2021 6:56 pm

Same experience as MissPlum below.
EQ 3/16/21
ER 3/19/21
I had high hopes for this one.
from MissPlum
Mar 04, 2021 6:30 pm

Adult litfic rejected at 3 days
from OmniWriter
Jan 25, 2021 3:35 pm

EQ: 1/11/21
ER: 1/25/21
63k Magical Realism
Possible a form letter
from moocowmoo
Dec 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Queried 12/11/20, form rejection received 12/14/20. At least it was quick!

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