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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from thomaskyd
Sep 09, 2018 8:04 pm


EQ: 9/9/2018 (online form)

Fantasy
from nairforceone
Aug 28, 2018 8:28 am


EQ via Query Manager: 06/05/18
PR: 06/05/18 (50 page request. Sent same day.)
Nudged with Revised Partial: 08/28/18
63k Sci-Fi Humor
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
from SpinyFirx
Aug 16, 2018 9:34 pm


EQ: 8/16/2018 (Fantasy)
from spieles
Aug 06, 2018 2:09 pm


EQ Aug 6 (Form)

SciFi 100k
from kvclements
Jul 17, 2018 7:46 am


Pitched 93,000-word fantasy novel at Writers Digest 2017 Pitch Slam and received a request for the first 50 pages.
Sent EQ 09/13/2017
Received semi-personal rejection note 05/07/2018
from jldelozier
Jun 16, 2018 4:27 pm


3/15/18 EQ 71,000 word crime fiction
4/18/18: CNR - I forgot to include the requested pages on this one, so I'm not surprised. He'll be at the Pennwriters Conference next month, so I may approach him there if I can work up the courage.
5/15/18 - Got a semi-personalized rejection - "Sorry it took me so long to respond to your query, but..."
5/17/18 Met him at a conference, and he requested a partial
6/16/18: personalized rejection
from Xinzang
Jun 06, 2018 8:41 pm


EQ 05/30
PR 06/02
ER 06/07

SF, 95k

Form rejection. At least it was quick and relatively painless.
from Xinzang
Jun 02, 2018 11:02 am


EQ 05/30
PR 06/02
from nepalwriter
May 31, 2018 7:23 pm


Q via Query Manager adult mystery 70,000 words 5/31/18
from hkewing
May 31, 2018 3:45 pm


Uh I don't think I ever commented but this might prove useful to someone.

8/19/17 - Pitched 125k word high fantasy at a conference, got a 50 page request.
10/10/17 - Finally sent requested pages.
5/17/18 - Having long written this off as a CNR, I got an email stating that he was uploading my requested pages to Query Manager and I'd be getting an email from them as well. Looks like he's still going through his backlog.
from Xinzang
May 30, 2018 11:03 am


"Thank you for your query. However, the query process has changed. As of May 17, 2018, Paul only accepts queries via Query Manager at QueryMe.Online/PStevens"
from Zooks3
Apr 27, 2018 10:43 am


1/16/18: EQ re: Archimedes - Comedy
4/27/18: form rejection
from jsdama
Mar 05, 2018 7:58 am


1/19: EQ
2/22: Nudged with offer of rep
3/2: Deadline for nudge w/no response, marked CNR

121k sci-fi
from noranne
Jan 05, 2018 3:45 pm


EQ: 1/3/17
PR: 6/8/17 (sent same day)
ER: 1/5/18

Looks like he is working through his backlog! Got a very nice R that it is too similar to something already on his list and encouraging me to submit again in the future.

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