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Ms. Caitlin McDonald

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



Twitter: literallycait

AAR Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from Laura_WA
Feb 10, 2019 5:41 pm

Fordwalker- thank you for the note on the data explorer. I had no idea you could see so much information on your query! I'm going to be slightly obsessed now, lol.
from Fordwalker
Feb 10, 2019 4:41 pm

@chibichibi - If you click on the 'Data Explorer' button you can watch a list of when her replies come in. Looks like she's sent a couple rejections over the last few days.
from chibichibi
Feb 10, 2019 12:30 pm

It's been ten days she she closed to start clearing out her backlog. Anyone hear anything?
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 02, 2019 7:47 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks aus10phile)
from aus10phile
Feb 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Closed to queries now according to her tweet today: "I am now closed to queries until further notice! I'll be catching up on my backlog of queries and fulls. Thanks for your patience!"
from Bibliocat
Jan 24, 2019 10:51 pm

EQ 1/20/19 (online form)
44,500 offbeat/quirky
ER 1/24/19
from KristenH
Jan 19, 2019 8:45 am

EQ 1/16/19 (Requery Venom)
ER 1/17/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from Futchesta
Jan 10, 2019 3:39 pm

According to her tweets today, she will be closing to Queries on Feb 1st so that she can catch up on her requests and query backlog. She say's she plans on replying everyone still waiting on a reply.
from therejection
Jan 10, 2019 9:10 am

I'm coming up on 90 days with no response and am wondering if I should just close this one out when it hits 90, especially since my manuscript has gotten full requests and an R&R from other agents. Seems it's gone in the "maybe" pile for so long that it might as well be no.
from Buddrcup
Jan 09, 2019 9:57 am

EQ: 1/7/19
ER (Form:) 1/9/18
57,000 MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from Vicorva
Jan 05, 2019 3:46 am

@chibichibi I think it's like 'I glanced at the query and I'm willing to check out the pages when I get time'. It's a pretty weak maybe and the pile gets bigger and bigger, because it's easier to scan read a few queries than it is to read pages and make a decision.

It's ... not fun. But at least it's not an outright rejection. You know that your query, at least, was good enough to interest someone.
from chibichibi
Jan 04, 2019 2:34 pm

I don't quite get the whole "still considering" thing, especially if literal months have gone by. I mean, if you're interested then you're interested. Why wait? I absolutely understand agents are swamped, but at a certain point, claiming stuff is in the maybe pile is a little silly. Unless it's the "maybe I'll be interested if you get an offer from someone else" pile. ):
from SaraCo
Dec 25, 2018 10:28 pm

jelliott, If you used the form, you should be able to go in and check the status of your query. When you sent it, you should've gotten some kind of confirmation. That will have a link that you can use to check the status. If it is still pending, don't resend. I think this agent puts "maybe" queries aside to review later.

Look in some of the comments here from earlier this month. Someone quoted a tweet from her that might answer your question.
from Vicorva
Dec 24, 2018 4:21 am

Reposting my earlier comment since people are getting worried again: 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 jelliott
Dec 23, 2018 5:17 pm

I see a lot of people who queried after me have received replies- I queried back in October via the form. I thought that Caitlin replied to all done through the form, I also saw that a bunch of people also did not receive a reply around the same time. Did any of you who were waiting end up receiving a reply? I’m wondering if I should resend...

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