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Ms. Caitlin McDonald

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



Website: www.maassagency.com

Blog: literallycait.tumblr.com

Twitter: literallycait

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Mrockwell
Sep 22, 2018 1:26 pm


@querier1234 Thank you! I hadn't seen that tweet.
from querier1234
Sep 22, 2018 2:56 am


@Mrockwell -- I'm not exactly sure, but I don't think so. From her Twitter (Jun. 29): "... I am going to be trying out a new system this time, which I hope will allow me to respond to all queries again. ... The hope is that this will improve the process for everyone. It's more organized for me, and you'll now get receipt confirmation, and ideally I'll be able to respond to all queries like I used to." Seems like she's trying to get back to everyone, anyway.
from Mrockwell
Sep 21, 2018 8:21 pm


Does anyone know if her 90-day "no response = pass" rule still applies now that she's gone to the submission form?
from authorccj
Sep 20, 2018 6:09 pm


EQ: 9/18/2018 (YA Fantasy, 81k)
ER: 9/20/2018
from rivershadow654
Aug 21, 2018 9:04 am


EQ 8/12/18 (YA Fantasy/Adventure, 104K)
ER 8/21/18 Form

"Thanks so much for your query and interest in our representation for THE LOST ELEMENTALIST: RISING STORM. I was very glad to have a chance to take a look. Regrettably, I don’t feel sufficiently excited about the material to take it on, but please remember that reactions to fiction are entirely subjective, so I do recommend that you try some other agents.

Best of luck to you in finding a home for your work, and thank you for thinking of me and the Donald Maass Literary Agency."
from bfriskey
Aug 16, 2018 8:10 pm


EQ - 8/8/18 YA Fantasy 67,000
ER - 8/17/18 Polite rejection, she was interested by the work but it just didn't excite her enough
from t_amcdonald
Aug 12, 2018 2:57 am


EForm 7/30/2018
ER 8/11/2018

Adult Fantasy
from bearmama
Aug 06, 2018 4:48 pm


Email query: July 23
Email rejection (form): August 5

Rejections are never awesome, but def appreciate timely ones.

84,000 word YA Fantasy
from SaraCo
Aug 03, 2018 10:01 pm


Query through form 8/3/18
from Nycteris
Jul 23, 2018 4:56 pm


Eq 4 July, 2018

Nudge on 17 July 2018 with receipt of offer

Form rejection on 23 July, 2018
from Nycteris
Jul 23, 2018 5:39 am


Queried July 4, 2018

nudge with offer of rep July 17, 2018 (via QM system)

no response to nudge as of July 23, 2018 but she has responded/rejected others, so not sure what that means. Will probably write off as CNR
from SteveP101
Jul 22, 2018 8:52 am


EQ 7/2/18 (Announcement went out on Twitter that Ms. McDonald is open to queries again)
ER 7/4/18

Space opera, 80k
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 15, 2018 6:47 pm


Thanks Bill. That was left over from when she did take email queries.
from BillGinTexas
Jul 15, 2018 5:44 pm


OQ: 07/06/2018 85k SF/Horror Short Stories
ER: 07/16/2018 form rejection

*** Confusing information on QT
from BillGinTexas
Jul 15, 2018 5:43 pm


Patrick --

Under Caitlin McDonald's Main page on QT, Query Guidelines say "Please include the query letter, synopsis, and the first ten pages of your novel pasted into the body of the email."

However, that same Main page says "NO" to email or snail mail queries, but rather asks for an Online Submission.

And THANK YOU for asking!

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