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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from karenleespree
Dec 13, 2018 8:10 am


EQ: 12/12
ER: 12/13
YA Historical Fantasy
from merrygawain
Dec 13, 2018 1:33 am


EQ 11/29/18
ER (form letter) 11/30/18

historical fantasy

from TalonHill
Dec 09, 2018 5:38 am


Form Q: 12/7/2018
Rejection: 12/9/2018 (Wee hours)

Rejection letter was nice. Encouraging, even.

LitFic: 92K
from SaraCo
Dec 03, 2018 11:26 am


cdechterling Eight weeks is very short. If she is taking 6 months to respond just to queries I'd image it would be at least that long if not longer for fulls. Some agents are quick, but others 6 month or even a year to reply to full manuscripts.
from cdechterling
Dec 03, 2018 11:11 am


I don't see anything on the website about her average response time on fulls. Is eight weeks long?
from jmsdod
Dec 03, 2018 10:29 am


Form Q: 10/20/18

Just saw her tweets about the delayed responses being a good thing—here’s hoping. I also saw her tweet about the friend to enemy to lover MSWL, and I want to reply with mine, mine, mine! But I’m pretty sure it’s bad form to tag an MSWL after the query is sent
from SaraCo
Dec 03, 2018 8:36 am


Vicorva, she's been using the form for a while because I used the form when I submitted in August.
from Vicorva
Dec 03, 2018 3:29 am


Just to remind everyone that Caitlin also used to be no response means no -- if you emailed via her form, you're guaranteed a response. If via email, you are not. I don't know when she started using the form so maybe this isn't relevant to everyone, but I know before she had it, it was a no response means no policy.
from SaraCo
Dec 02, 2018 5:39 pm


I queried her back in August and am still waiting. That tweet a few of you mentioned made me very happy. QT had auto CNRed on my at 120 days, but it let me change it back to "none yet" for response. :-)
from Mike_Meyer
Dec 01, 2018 10:20 am


Sent query about my novel, Fake. on 11/30. Received a nice rejection message a day later.
Mike Meyer, Columbus OH.
from TGrace
Nov 30, 2018 6:58 am


Thanks Vicorva! Fingers crossed!
from Vicorva
Nov 30, 2018 3:33 am


Tweet from Caitlin 11/29/18: "If you've queried me and are wondering why others who queried after you have gotten passes and you haven't, it's because I'm still considering yours! This is a GOOD thing--please be patient! I do respond to everyone."
from Dbc8082
Nov 29, 2018 8:45 am


EQ 11/02/18
ER 11/14/18

Adult Fantasy 129,000
from Risa97
Nov 20, 2018 4:51 pm


EQ - 11/20/18

YA 110K
from balasara
Nov 19, 2018 7:02 pm


Wow, okay, I guess I won't close mine out just yet! I sent her a SF on July 30th.

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