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Ms. Cameron McClure

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



Website: www.maassagency.com

Twitter: BookCannibal

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Angeliabailey1118
Aug 16, 2019 9:44 am


EQ 8/16/19

YA Suspense 87k
from Dennis263
Jul 16, 2019 10:36 pm


declined A Gift
from greyowlstudio
Jul 16, 2019 8:50 am


Things to consider: Agents are being swamped with queries. Hundreds, literally. Not everyone tracks their queries on Query Tracker, so the agents could have a lot more queries than you're seeing here, maybe several times. If you get a rep, then you're in the tenth of a percentile range or smaller. About 2% of queries result in submissions, and about 5% of those result in representation. (This varies, of course, depending on the agent.)

That said, I too wonder why some queries get skipped when everything around them has been answered. I always try to be positive and assume that they're still considering it while the others got instant rejections.
from fjcavallo
Jun 27, 2019 3:39 pm


@Ionna70 - I feel the same way.
@Catsamoa79 - sorry to hear it, I suppose the basic courtesy of a response (even so delayed) is something, at least
from lonna70
Jun 27, 2019 2:46 pm


@fjcavallo - I had the exact same experience with K. Nguyen at this agency. *shrugs* My feeling is, if I ever get rep and they contact me afterwards (who knows? 2, 3 years down the line?), they can't be miffed because I did what I was told to do, send a gentle nudge just to confirm that they passed. I can't do anything else (besides, anything beyond that would probably be seen as harassment, lol).
from Catsamoa79
Jun 27, 2019 10:39 am


fjcavallo - I finally got a rejection after 116 days.....
from fjcavallo
Jun 27, 2019 9:47 am


EQ: 4/12/19
No response as of 6/26. According to her timeline, everything else submitted around the same time has received an answer. Not sure what to make of the silence on mine.
6/26/19 - Sent the most polite nudge imaginable (taken verbatim from Query Shark's site).
Crickets.
Closing it out, but a little miffed. Did my query fall through the cracks? Did I offend her somehow? I guess I'll never know.
from brandonmc87
Jun 17, 2019 8:01 am


EQ 5/21/19
ER 6/17/19 (FORM)

Adult Dark Fantasy 87K
from BillGinTexas
Jun 03, 2019 11:01 am


OQ 04/26/2019 Hist Fic 76K
06/03/2019 standard, cut and paste form rejection
from TangoTango
May 30, 2019 9:48 am


EQ: April 19
ER: May 30
YA Contemp
from MandyMBallard
May 28, 2019 12:17 am


Queried via Query Manager: 4/30/19 (107k YA fantasy)
Confirmation of receipt: 4/30/19
CNR: 5/27/19
from cheesymoonboy
May 26, 2019 6:09 am


4/13 Online form
5/26 ER
Form letter
96K Adult SF

Dear AUTHOR,

Thanks for writing me and letting me take a look at TITLE OF WORK. I apologize for the form letter, but the volume of query letters I receive makes it impossible to send personal responses to every writer.

Unfortunately, I must pass on your material. I realize it is difficult to judge your potential from a query and first five pages alone, but please know that I give serious attention to every letter and writing sample I receive.

Best of luck with your agent search,

Cameron McClure
Donald Maass Literary Agency
from taylormc
May 24, 2019 7:51 pm


4/8 Online form
5/24 ER
Form letter
73K Thriller
from lgrebowsky
May 16, 2019 12:32 pm


Query through Query Manager: 5/16/2019 (94k upmarket contemporary)
from LGV_AL
Mar 08, 2019 7:50 pm


EQ 1/10/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 3/7/19

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