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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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Query Guidelines

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

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from KristenH
May 25, 2020 1:54 pm

EQ 4/6/20 (Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
ER 5/13/20 (Passed--not good fit)
from jeeje2u
Oct 21, 2019 10:36 am

EQ 9/30/19
ER 10/21/19
Memoir 90k Form email.
from Jaw327
May 07, 2019 1:43 pm

EQ 3/26/19
Partial Request 3/28/19
Rejection - 4/15/2019 (sad face) a little feedback would have been helpful but nope. Of course not
from lizzyville
Sep 27, 2018 12:44 pm

EQ: 9/12/18 Fiction
ER: 9/24/18 Form rejection. McQuilkin started following me on Instagram out of the blue a few months ago. He was one of the top agents on my list, as a junior agent from his agency had reached out to me several years ago about my writing. So I was disappointed to not even get a personal rejection from him.
from DiscoStories
May 05, 2018 3:12 pm

EQ: 4/22/18 Memoir
PR: 4/23/18
ER: 5/4/18 Form rejection. I think it was the same letter they send for rejected queries, stating "Thank you for sending us your query." Said nothing about the submitted material, and signed simply MMQ.... thankful for the fast turnaround, though.
from LightofBeauty
Apr 23, 2018 4:06 pm

EQ: 4/12
PR: 4/16 - technically not a "partial request" just that they wanted me to add the first 5-10 pages (I forgot to do that, lol) as promptly as I could, naturally I apologized and also attached the original query.
4/23 - Right on time as usual, a form rejection exactly a week later lol. Same as others posted below and signed by the anonymous "MMQ."

from tennisplayernw
Jul 29, 2017 10:59 am

EQ 7/29/17
Literary 88k
from eebnhab
Jun 15, 2017 3:56 pm

EQ: 6/14/17
Thriller, 72K
Partial request: 6/15/17
ER: 6/15/17
from WritingJunkie
Apr 21, 2017 3:03 pm

EQ: 4/3/17

Reply from intern 4/18/17 stating "Thank you for your query. As per the submission guidelines on our website, please send the first 5-10 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of an email"

I replied to intern on 4/18 stating, "Please note my project is nonfiction. Your submission guidelines state: 'If your project is fiction, please also include the first 5-10 pages... ' However, at your request, I am adding the first 10 pages to the bottom of my original query (below)."

ER: 4/21/17 (form email)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 18, 2017 5:43 pm

Profile Update: Agency name changed. Formerly Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. New website and email address.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 06, 2016 8:23 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Sep 21, 2016 8:45 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Mar 10, 2016 11:42 am

Profile Update: New email address.

from rumhoney
Oct 23, 2015 11:34 am

EQ: 7/14
FR: 7/15
Nudge with offer: 10/20
Very nice pass: 10/23

Literary fiction 84K
from rumhoney
Oct 22, 2015 2:21 pm

Thanks! I will!

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