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Ms. Dorian Maffei

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Tiburon, CA


Twitter: DorianMaffei

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from bcunliff
May 17, 2022 2:18 pm

Similar to other user, got a really lovely and helpful non-form letter apologizing for delay ("sometimes the best ones take the longest") praising the writing and atmosphere but not connecting with the fantasy elements. Dorian seems kind and professional, and as great as actionable feedback is, sometimes it's also great to know when it's simply not a fit. definitely one to query!
from TiffanyRenea
May 17, 2022 6:43 am

Good response. She apologized for the delay (80 days). And typed
“The voice in this sparkled, however, I didn't fall in love with the fantasy elements.”
^ which is fair.

YA - Fantasy 80k
from elisemeder
May 16, 2022 7:31 pm

FQ: 02/25/22
05/16/22: Dorian responded and apologized for the delayed response and said that while she loved the atmosphere, she was passing the query along to her colleague who is looking to build their SFF list. Marking as a rejection and opening a new query with that agent.

Adult Fantasy 115k
from Kaylee2222
May 16, 2022 6:12 pm

Per Dorian's Twitter,
"I know I was supposed to open to subs last week, but I’ve had a bit of a setback with covid. I look forward to reading your work when I can! ????"
from DevonHarry
May 16, 2022 6:07 pm

Queried: 2/21/2022
Rejection: 5/16/2022

I opened this rejection expecting a form letter, but Dorian left the nicest comments about this project. The rejection still hurts, but it was so nice to read what she had to say about my book!
from jennadevillier
May 12, 2022 4:20 pm

FQ: 12/3
Full request: 1/3 (sent same day)
Nudge: 4/4 (replied the next morning saying her response times have been a bit longer this year, but she will get to it at her soonest)
Rejection: 5/12

Very kind rejection, said she liked it but is being very picky with YA fantasy. Suggested I query her colleague Lisa Abellera.

89k YA fantasy
from agentlefox
Apr 14, 2022 11:04 am

Queried: 3/11
Full request: 3/14, sent and confirmed receipt same day
nudge with offer of rep 4/13
a very kind pass 4/14, she cited timing as her biggest reason

72k speculative upmarket
from ijsparks01
Apr 07, 2022 6:08 pm

Form Query: April 5th
Slightly Personalized Rejection: April 6th

YA Fantasy, 90k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 06, 2022 10:29 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from jennadevillier
Mar 30, 2022 11:11 am

Closing to queries for a month to catch up on April 6:
from JadahMac
Mar 18, 2022 12:45 pm

FQ: 3/17/22
FR: 3/18/22
"You are a strong writer, however, I'm not the best fit for high fantasy projects at this time."

75k LGBTQ+ YA Dark Fantasy
from Awakedreamer
Mar 17, 2022 8:11 pm

FQ: 3/15/2022
FR: 3/15/2022
A rejection similar to others in the thread. She seems nice!

130k Dark Fantasy
from ESOliver
Mar 17, 2022 10:18 am

EQ: 2/16/2022
FR: 2/17/2022
94k Dark Fantasy
from NicAPerez
Mar 10, 2022 6:52 pm

Adult Gothic Horror Fantasy 117k words
Queried 3/9/22
Rejected 3/10/22

A very personal, to the point, but nice rejection :)

"Thank you for your query. Please know I carefully considered your project, but I don’t feel I can offer representation at this time. The marketplace is more selective than ever and I must keep a modest list. The premise is interesting, however, I have to be extra picky when considering new fantasy projects due to the current market. This is very subjective, so don't give up! Nevertheless, I wish you every success with THE NECROMANCY OF OZYMANDIAS AND ANNABEL! Keep going with it, there are numerous agents out there that may be a good fit. I wish you the best of luck!"
from Darksouthern
Mar 06, 2022 7:42 pm

FQ: 7/3/2022 - recommended by Mary C Moore

95k Dark Fantasy

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