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Ms. Dorian Maffei

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Tiburon, CA


Twitter: DorianMaffei

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Online Form: Yes

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from EVReid
Jun 29, 2020 6:23 pm

EQ: 6/25/2020
ER: 6/29/2020
from vcostello
Jun 24, 2020 4:06 pm

Dorian read my first 50 pages and rejected the MS but offered super encouraging feedback on quality of writing and its prospects. Very nice.
For a 85K upmarket novel.
from hopeshores
Jun 23, 2020 3:46 pm

FQ: 6/23/20

89k YA contemporary
from dixiejen
Jun 22, 2020 10:27 pm

@adh... It was very very useful feedback. In fact, I'm taking it to heart, pausing the query process, and rewriting the entire thing.
from Ociopia
Jun 19, 2020 5:05 pm

FQ 6/8/20
ER 6/9/20
SFF 86,000
Form Rejection
from vivianwolkoff
Jun 17, 2020 12:28 pm

Does anyone know if she represents MG, too?
from adh8686
Jun 15, 2020 10:27 pm

@Dixiejen Sorry!! I hope she had some useful feedback for you <3
from dixiejen
Jun 15, 2020 5:29 pm

QM form:5/5

6/15 - rejection, but with a great detailed personalized paragraph
from scbraswell
Jun 03, 2020 12:16 pm

FQ: 06/02/20
FRej: 06/03/20

YA/NA Fantasy 81k words
from adh8686
May 29, 2020 1:06 am

QM Form: 5/1
Full Request! Sent same day. 5/26

105K adult fantasy
from mgrowney
May 26, 2020 3:15 pm

Query 5/25
Rejection 5/25

90k Science Fiction
Super Fast response, although not what I hoped.
from Wolfimoon
May 26, 2020 1:40 pm

Q Form: 5/25
Rejection: 5/26
Fantasy 110K

I'm not sure if the variation is a custom paragraph or there's a couple options in which form to fill out, as it's very similar to one of the responses below but not exactly the same. Epic Fantasy was a serious long shot for this agent, so unsurprising rejection, but if it isn't pure form, then it's super helpful, since I knew the premise was unlikely to interest, but thought I'd give it a try on some element similarities to her interests. And so fast! :) :) Her interests were more contemporary fantasy and fairy tale retellings. If I write one of those and don't have an agent, I'd definitely consider querying her again.


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.

You are a strong writer, however, the premise didn't capture my heart as much as I had hoped. Nevertheless, I wish you every success with X! Don't give up!

Keep going with it, there are numerous agents out there that may be a good fit. I wish you the best of luck!
from brmyers
May 26, 2020 1:38 pm

EQ: 25 APR 2020
Slightly Personalized Rejection: 26 MAY 2020


from Erik_Giles
May 23, 2020 12:19 pm

Appreciate the quick and polite response, even if it was a decline.
Would query again on my next novel.
from adh8686
May 22, 2020 2:12 pm

@Blythe and @dixiejen Same! Queried May 1st. It seems to be a good thing, though. I've been watching her timeline, and she rejects pretty quickly (within 2-4 days) if she's not interested at all. Then she seems to go back through four or five of the ones she was interested in and take a closer look. No news is good news!

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