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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 Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from MWeisberg
Jun 03, 2019 4:21 pm


Hey Kamak, as it's been several months, I think you have two options. You could mark your query as "closed" and then try again when he re-opens. Or you could nudge him now with an email that says (paraphrased) the following: you heard he intended to respond to all emails received before April 1, and you sent yours on whatever date, and since you haven't heard from him, you wanted to make sure your query hadn't gotten lost. Then, below that, paste your original query for his convenience. Which of these options you take would depend on whether you intend to query others at the agency. If yes, you need to resolve this query first, so nudge him. If not, it's probably not worth the added stress of nudging, which I personally find very stressful. Anyway, that's what I'd do in your position. Good luck and take care of yourself :)
from KamaK1960
Jun 03, 2019 7:33 am


MWesisberg, as far as you know if someone (me) submitted a query prior to April 1st, he (Paul, that is) intends to reply to ALL queries before he re-opens queries on July 1? If I have not heard back should I resubmit or simply move on? I value your opinion and guidance. Thank you.
from MR_Work
May 21, 2019 12:46 pm


EQ via Query Manager -- 02/01/2019 (adult fantasy, 105k)
Partial Request (50 pages) -- 04/08/2019 (sent same day)
Full Request -- 04/08/2019, 4 hours later (sent same day)
Offer of representation -- 05/03/2019
Offer accepted -- 05/17/2019 !!!!!
from KristenH
Apr 07, 2019 6:25 am


EQ1/30/19 (Requery Venom)
ER 4/3/19 (Passed via nudges---not good fit before he closed for queries)
from MWeisberg
Apr 01, 2019 3:25 pm


Fyi, when I asked him about his unanswered queries, he tweeted the following: "Yes, I'll definitely be looking at queries submitted before April 1st. The main reason for closing is to get caught up on all the queries that are already in the queue (plus 50-page requests, and full manuscript requests)."
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 01, 2019 6:03 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from cheesymoonboy
Mar 20, 2019 10:03 am


EQ via Query Manager 11/08/2018
Form Rejection: 03/08/2019

Dear AUTHOR,

Thanks for letting me take a look at your query. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get to it.

Unfortunately, I’m afraid I’m not the right agent for this project, so it’s best if I pass.

Thanks so much for thinking of me. I wish you success with your future writing.

Paul Stevens
from IFermont
Jan 27, 2019 11:25 am


EQ via Query Manager 11/28/2018
CNR: 01/27/2019

sci-fi/mystery
from spieles
Jan 18, 2019 1:53 pm


EQ Aug 6 (Form)
PR (50 pages) - 1/18/19 - whoa I'd CNR'd but I guess he needed a break from queries for a bit there.
SciFi 100k
from 12lights
Jan 01, 2019 11:02 pm


Submitted suspense/thriller with paranormal twist on 10/01/18. No response at this time as of 01/01/19
from nairforceone
Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm


EQ via Query Manager: 06/05/18
PR: 06/05/18 (50 page request. Sent same day.)
Nudged with Revised Partial: 08/28/18
ER: 11/28/18
63k Sci-Fi Humor
from LonWheels
Nov 13, 2018 1:08 pm


As of 5/17/18, he only accepts submissions through Query Manager: QueryMe.Online/PStevens.
from mcquarter
Oct 25, 2018 5:42 pm


EQ: 09/21/2018
CNR: 10/25/2018
from thomaskyd
Oct 24, 2018 12:35 am


EQ: 9/9/2018 (form)

Fantasy
from ELRowe
Aug 18, 2018 11:30 am


EQ: Feb 11 didn't hear anything
Re-sent Query: May 16 thinking maybe it got lost, plus I'd done a lot of updates since then
PR: May 22 responded to my original query, apologizing for the long delay
Partial Sent same day: May 22
ER: June 5 just said it wasn't right for his list--the most unhelpful kind of rejection. Though, I realize it's often true. Doesn't mean your work is bad, just not right for that agent. I soldiered on!

Adult Fantasy w/ LGBTQIA characters

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