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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 brmyers
Today 2:02 pm


EQ: 24 APR 2020
CNR: 22 MAY 2020
Form Rej: 30 SEP 2020

YA GOTHIC MYSTERY 83K
from cwbuecheler
Today 1:33 pm


QM 3/28/20
ER 9/30/20 - Polite form. I'd actually CNR'd this a while back but apparently she's working through her backlog

SF Space Opera, 103k Words
from jwparente13
Sep 06, 2020 7:45 am


FQ - 7/5/20
CNR - 9/6/20

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from CombatKatie
Aug 21, 2020 4:25 pm


EQ: 7/5

Seems to be a long wait for a response...
from NayaWilliams
Aug 04, 2020 5:26 am


Queried 8/4/2020 Black Lives Matter and I hope you're all staying safe in these trying times :D
from Tepelus
Jul 13, 2020 9:22 pm


FQ 5-3-2020
Rejection 7-5-2020 (63 days)

120k Historical paranormal
from Steinbeck
Jul 12, 2020 5:05 pm


Thought this might be helpful to those intending to query Caitlin in the coming weeks or months, etc.:

***UPDATE JUNE 3, 2020*** Black Lives Matter. I have always sought to represent diverse books and authors, but I see now that maintaining this as a general policy without actively seeking out or providing additional support to systematically marginalized voices is not sufficient. Originally, I had planned to close to queries at the start of June in order to catch up on a backlog, but instead I am leaving them open so I can prioritize, support and elevate Black voices. I am committing to providing personalized feedback to queries from Black authors. I am asking everyone else to please support me in this by withholding your queries at this time.

To be clear:
1) You are not required to self-identify in your query; if you are Black and prefer not to disclose this in any way in your query, that is fine! I invite you to please still submit your work.
2) I am not forcibly prohibiting submissions from non-Black authors. But if you support Black Lives Matter, I hope you will consider stepping back and giving this space and time to Black authors. I will be open to all authors at other times, but right now you can help--in all spaces--by promoting Black voices instead.

***UPDATE JUNE 11, 2020*** Because this year just keeps on being what it is, the above offer now extends to all transgender, nonbinary, and genderqueer authors as well. I stand in support of trans voices and I want to see your queries! Please consider this an open invitation to submit.
from mhknecht12
Jul 07, 2020 8:04 am


EQ 7/7/2020

DVPit request YA science fantasy
from acolvin09
Jul 04, 2020 3:01 pm


FQ: 4/17/20
110,650 adult SFF

FR: 6/28/20
from ksanderson
Jun 28, 2020 11:52 am


EQ: 6/28/20 Supernatural Thriller
from brownlabsarebest
Jun 22, 2020 2:54 pm


Per her Twitter page, she's had to step away from social media (and I'm assuming her query inbox) due to family issues.
"To everyone still awaiting query feedback, thanks so much for your continued patience. I'll respond as soon as it becomes possible for me to do so."
https://twitter.com/literallycait/status/1274767771130363907?s=20
from RG_923
Jun 22, 2020 10:29 am


EQ via form: 4/6/2020
ER: 6/20/2020

Adult horror at 68k words
from Ociopia
Jun 21, 2020 9:23 am


FQ 6/18/20
ER 6/21/20
Pleasant form letter rejection
from Patrick (admin)
May 28, 2020 8:19 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from allisonwall
May 26, 2020 12:14 pm


FQ: 5/26/20

Adult SF, 97k

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