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Ms. Caitlin McDonald

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



Twitter: literallycait

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from robbka
Dec 11, 2019 2:51 pm

Giving some hope to those in the maybe pile. I received a full today from a query sent in August. No answer can be a great thing! Fingers crossed she seems like a great fit.
from MReyesWrites
Dec 08, 2019 9:24 am

EQ (form): 11/6/19
ER (form): 12/8/19

MG fantasy
from redpandabear
Dec 07, 2019 5:16 pm

EQ: 10/28/19 DVPit request
FR: 12/7/19 - sent same day

YA LGBTQ+ fantasy 70k
from ButtonEyez
Dec 07, 2019 7:08 am

YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Oct 29, 2019
ER: Dec 7, 2019
from Stargrave
Dec 06, 2019 11:19 am

EQ: 8/8/19
ER: 12/5/19

150k Epic Space Opera

An anticlimactic form rejection to this wild "maybe pile" ride ;)
from jennadevillier
Dec 06, 2019 7:48 am

FQ: 8/9
ER: 12/5

79k YA fantasy
from kaitlynmscott19
Dec 05, 2019 7:42 pm

EQ: July 29, 2019
ER: December 5, 2019

YA Fantasy 85k
from Stargrave
Dec 05, 2019 4:01 pm

@jfulton: It means you were probably in the maybe pile. If you look back far enough, you'll see Caitlin has made requests at 100+ days. She probably lets certain ones sit in the back of her mind for a while, then returns to them later to see if they still click.
from jennadevillier
Dec 05, 2019 2:09 pm

Dude. Agents are busy. I get the frustration, but agents do check this forum occasionally. Don't burn your bridges.
from jfulton
Dec 05, 2019 2:03 pm

129 day rejection. I gotta say. We've long since given up on you at this point. I queried the day she opened this summer. I hate that agents think it's okay to not reply at all. But at this length? I don't even want the response.
from PDLoupee
Nov 30, 2019 3:26 pm

Response received after 32 days on YA Graphic Novel. Form rejection, but very well crafted.
from jennadevillier
Nov 25, 2019 7:53 am

I'm currently at 108 days with Caitlin
from Charlydaws
Nov 25, 2019 6:25 am

EQ - 11/25/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from dancingdove311
Nov 05, 2019 10:24 am

@Stargrave I dug through the comments on here, and she has confirmed the existence of a maybe pile in the past!
from Stargrave
Nov 05, 2019 9:42 am

@jennadevillier @dancingdove311 My situation is a bit odd because I queried her once initially, but then I got some feedback from another agent after and ended up revising my first chapters. So I messaged her asking if I could send the revised pages and she said yes. So I sent an initial query in the beginning of August, then another one on 9/9. I'm going full rejectomancer with this one, lol. I really hope she likes it. I feel like the fact she asked for me to send it again is a good sign, especially now that she's holding onto it.

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