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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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 nairforceone
Jun 07, 2018 7:01 am


EQ via Query Manager: 06/05/18
PR: 06/05/18 (50 page request. Sent same day.)

63k Sci-Fi Humor
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.
from esr123
Jan 05, 2018 9:50 am


Originally EQ on 9/8/17 to his personal email at his request, due to a prior full submission that he passed on. No confirmation. Emailed him 12/14/17 polite inquiry as to status and he said he was starting to get to his backlog in December as its a slow month. Doesn't look like that happened.
from RobertH
Nov 28, 2017 1:42 pm


Met at Thrillerfest, large backlog have pinged only once not looking for a reply for awhile.
from kclwriting
Oct 23, 2017 10:39 am


I wrote on 8/15/2017-- I submitted 50 pages on 3/31 per his request, and back then his web site said "Paul is currently reviewing 50-page partials received on December 4th". It's been 4.5 months, and his web site says the same thing. It seems that he's not even reading the partials.

I wrote on 10/23/2017 -- OK, his web site still said, "Paul is currently reviewing 50-page partials received on December 4th." Now I'm sure he's not reading the partials. I think he'll only read it if you inform him that you have an offer of representation. That's kinda annoying, because with him holding your manuscript, you can't query anyone else in the agency.
from kvclements
Sep 12, 2017 9:39 am


E-Query sent 09/12/2017
94K Fantasy Romance w/ steampunk aesthetic & political intrigue pitched at 2017 Writer's Digest Annual Conference.
from Catsamoa79
Sep 05, 2017 5:04 pm


EQ: 6/7/17
ER: 9/5/17
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