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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

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Online Form: Yes

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from MarkPainter
Dec 09, 2019 9:27 am


FQ: 9/9
CNR: 12/9 (91 days)

Based on the data available in QT, it appears this agent was quite diligent about responding to queries until the last week in August. Since then, her reply rate has plunged dramatically, and the last record QT has of her replying to a query was mid-October. Since then, nothing. Her "reply rate" displayed on QT is still respectable, only because it's calculated on a rolling 12-month window. As her silence continues, the number drops a little every day as it converges on zero.

One can only speculate as to why this happened, but I would respectfully suggest that it is not worth the effort to query this agent until such time as the situation changes for the better.
from DSenecal
Dec 07, 2019 9:17 pm


FU 12/7
from BillGinTexas
Nov 25, 2019 3:23 pm


EQ: 11/25/2019 90k SciFi/Horror/Short Stories
from litdawg
Oct 13, 2019 6:53 am


EQ: 10/10
ER: 10/12

Adult SF, 88k
from dhamm29
Sep 25, 2019 3:17 pm


EQ 83K Psych Thriller 9-25-19
from STLrlc
Sep 22, 2019 2:45 am


EQ-9/18/2019
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

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