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Ms. Dorian Maffei

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Tiburon, CA


Twitter: DorianMaffei

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from rhberry
Feb 02, 2023 1:45 pm

Query sent: 01/31/2023
Rejection: 02/02/2023
Adult fantasy, 102k words. Mentioned she didn't fall in love with all the elements in the plot.
from jmraymond
Jan 31, 2023 5:15 pm

FQ: 1/30/22
Rejection: 1/30/22

Adult Fantasy 92k

Really polite rejection citing that I was a "strong writer with an accomplished manuscript" but not a fit.
from hcross13
Jan 31, 2023 2:25 pm

Form query and rejection 1/31/23 - 160k queer sci-fi

Included a bit of personalized rejection, citing an interesting premise but mentioned a "lack of editorial vision" (?) and the length as reasons for the no. (Specifically, she cited her interest was in 60k-125k range.)
from aalogan
Jan 25, 2023 10:10 am

Form Query: 1/25/23 80k adult speculative retelling. (received auto-receipt email)
SUPER fast rejection (less than an hour): 1/25/23
from blackhand
Jan 23, 2023 6:39 pm

Form Query: 1.4.23
Personalized Rejection: 1.23.23

YA Historical, 86k
from kfarrell801
Jan 23, 2023 6:37 pm

Very kind and personalized rejection. Agent took the time to read through my query and genuinely contemplate the project. Honestly, the best rejection I've gotten so far. Also replied same day.
from mpalakur
Jan 23, 2023 4:08 pm

Super prompt and very kind. Gave me some feedback that is very helpful and encouraging. I'll likely take a pause from querying and fix up the book with regard to her feedback. Highly appreciated, as it's very generous to offer feedback from someone in her position!
from LazarusBlack
Jan 22, 2023 7:24 pm

FQ: 1/20/23
Very quick personal rejection. Pleasantly surprised. I didn't know that was an option. LOL. And yes, it was personal. Simple and referred to specific elements of my query.
UF-MR 150K
from McKinneyMoor
Jan 21, 2023 5:36 am

FQ: 1/19/23
The same kind, personalized rejection everyone else has gotten: 1/20/23
Para Rom: 109K
from jonathanacohen
Jan 20, 2023 2:24 pm

FQ: 2022/01/19
Kind personalized rejection: 2022/01/20

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 really intriguing, however, I don't feel I have a clear editorial vision for the project. This is completely subjective, so don't give up! Nevertheless, I wish you every success with [title]!

Keep going with it, there are numerous agents out there that may be a good fit. I wish you the best of luck!
from Amber_Hamilton
Jan 18, 2023 11:03 am

FQ: 1/18/23
Personalized rejection: 1/18/23

She got back to me in less than an hour! I appreciate the personalization. She's not big on Roman elements in fantasy.
from rebeccatrusty
Jan 17, 2023 11:34 am

FQ: 1/12/23
Personalized rejection: 1/13/23

I'm really impressed with Dorian's response time and the thought she puts into her rejections. She provided the most detailed response I've ever received from an agent and offered to look at my query again if I revised it significantly.

Adult thriller 72k
from jonathanhelland
Jan 12, 2023 9:43 am

Posted an MSWL on Twitter asking for adult horror and suspense:
from Roll_4_Initiative
Jan 11, 2023 7:19 pm

Queried 1/11/23

Adult suspense novel with plus sized protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion setting.
from sfdwriter
Jan 11, 2023 3:40 pm

FQ: 1/11/23

Upmarket 85K

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