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Mr. Paul Stevens

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



Website: www.maassagency.com

Twitter: pstevens1824

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from magellen
Aug 10, 2021 3:23 pm


4/15/21 - LGBTNPit like
4/24/21 - request for 50 pages with first submission.
8/3/21 - agent withdrew interest as it 'isn't a good time to take on a new client.' also mentioned the QM file attachment would not open, but file was fine prior to attaching. Shrug. Keep on keepin' on.

Adult Horror 102k
from meredithmooring
Apr 20, 2021 11:29 am


4/15/21: LGBTNPit like
4/16/21: emailed about how to submit since he's closed to queries
4/19/21: full request

Adult science-fantasy 118k
from gamerkatie
Oct 28, 2020 8:06 pm


EQ 7/7/19.
PR 7/24/19 and I sent the same day

Read an update on his agent profile that he has been closed to queries since Dec 2019, and as of Sept 2020, he is going through partial and full MS requests. Still no update on my querytracker but keeping fingers crossed.

Adult high fantasy that was 100k at the time, now 113k.
from brandonmc87
Aug 15, 2020 4:43 pm


Form query: 11/5/19
Partial Request: 8/13/20

Adult Supernatural Thriller 90K
from c_rush
Aug 15, 2020 11:43 am


Form Query: 11/11/2019
Full Request: 08/14/2020
Sent same day.

Adult Fantasy, 157k
from bckinney
Aug 03, 2020 12:35 pm


FQ 7/15/2019
PR 8/2/2019
CNR 8/3/2020

I sent polite prods ("is the delay b/c I did anything wrong with the submission/file?") at the 6 and 9 month mark, never got a response. I sent another prod at 12mo, but unless I hear back, it's CNR. I need an agent who can get back to me in less than a year.
from Hathor
Jul 14, 2020 8:04 am


I'm seeing some sub responses now. Yay!
from floydnerd1993
Jul 08, 2020 3:56 pm


Queried him back in August of 2019. Closed the query a while ago, figuring I wasn't getting a response. Got a form rejection today, apologizing for the lateness.

I'm a bit surprised he reached out at all, even if it was just to declutter his QM, but it's still nice that he did so.
from Hathor
Jun 25, 2020 5:56 am


IDK I thought the point of QM was to keep agents' inboxes less crowded. *shrugs*

Anyway, from what I can tell from the timeline, his last sub response was at the end of August.

Still, hard to give up hope. I still check every week to see if there's been any activity reported.
from Earth2Andy
Jun 03, 2020 6:33 am


Hathor,

I mean, the point of QM is to be able to reply to everything so...? Things have been busy and stressful for everyone so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
from Hathor
Jun 02, 2020 9:37 am


I sent a PR on the same day as you, Earth2Andy. I nudged a while back but didn't hear anything.

Looking at the QT submissions responses, I don't see any for a long time.
from Earth2Andy
May 28, 2020 10:34 am


Form Query: 7/17
PR: 8/2 sent same day

Yeah, I'm on day 300, myself. Haven't nudged yet though.

from nc_kay
May 27, 2020 8:05 am


Sent the project in November 2019, got no response as of May 2020. Did a substantial revision since then and decided to withdraw my query and try another agent at the same agency (as they have the policy not to query more than one agent at the same time).
from tmaulhardt
May 26, 2020 1:11 pm


This agent had my full ms for 342 days. I sent a query to determine if it was still under consideration and got no response. I was forced to call this a CNR.
from bnorris
May 25, 2020 6:30 pm


UPDATE:

EQ 8/29/2019 Querytracker submission
ER 5/25/2020 - Received a polite email rejection. He apologized for the length of time it took. Always appreciate a response.
SF 74K

He tweeted yesterday that he is closing to queries on December 15th to catch up on submissions. He stated he has a very large backlog of partials and fulls and he would like to respond to those writers.

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