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Ms. Dorian Maffei

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Tiburon, CA



Website: www.kimberleycameron.com/

Twitter: DorianMaffei

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Online Form: Yes

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from SincerelySinclair
Dec 07, 2018 9:40 pm


EQ: 12/6/18
ER: 12/7/18
Lost Magic, YA & F, 80K

Dear X,

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.

While I was intrigued by the premise, the story didn't pull me in as much as I had hoped. Also, I don't feel I'd be the best agent to make this stand out on the current market. This is completely subjective, so don't give up! Nevertheless, I wish you every success with Lost Magic!

Keep going with it, there are numerous agents out there that may be a good fit. I wish you the best of luck!
from katiekat1758
Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm


YA LGBT Sci-fi. I really do feel sorry she couldn't be my agent. Even her rejection was a warm cup of tea. I am also sad she couldn't connect to my writing. I rewrote the whole introduction after a harsh agent said it wasn't interesting, but the original intro was the one I put my heart into. What advice do you follow in this subjective industry?
from querymary
Nov 23, 2018 7:48 am


EQ 10/12/18
FR 10/22/18

ER 11/21/18
from woodpanel
Nov 21, 2018 4:42 pm


EQ: 11/20
ER: 11/21

Yup, that's right. One day. A new record for me! I'm happy to not have to wait for months, but also: ow, a little bit.

90k Adult sci-fi
from Daisy22
Nov 12, 2018 2:17 pm


EQ: 11/10
ER: 11/12
YA magical realism 75k
Dorian mentioned it was a "Close call" and had the sweetest comments on my manuscript. She stated the YA market is saturated right now, so she has to be selective. Even though its a rejection, she was very thoughtful with her feedback.
from JoLadzinski
Nov 10, 2018 1:05 pm


EQ: 10/27/18 (after #DVPit)
ER: 11/5/18 (semi-form rejection, invited to query another colleague)

Adult fantasy, 87K

Edit: Thought FR was form rejection. Sorry
from authorccj
Nov 08, 2018 10:02 pm


Form Query: 11/8/18 YA Fantasy
from JennBouchard
Nov 08, 2018 3:44 pm


Women's fiction, 75k
Was invited to query her after #AdPit. Got back to me next day - said she was on the fence about it but ultimately rejected. Was very nice and said that another agent will feel differently.
from KBooye
Oct 29, 2018 8:31 pm


EQ: 10/27/18
ER: 10/29/18
Not a form letter. She had great and helpful advice. I’m bummed. She seemed like she’d be great to work with.
Horror, 89,788 words
from swatithegeek
Oct 19, 2018 9:48 pm


Liked on DVpit, EQ via form: 10/18/18
ER: 10/19/18

Amazing premise, something the market needs, but the story didn't pull her in as she had hoped -- still, she congratulated me on my DVpit likes and wished me success with my MS. Sounds like a very supportive agent!

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from worddance
Oct 07, 2018 5:52 pm


QueryKombat Request: 6/16/18

EQ: 6/19/18 - + 50 pages
ER: 6/26/18

YA Fantasy, 79,000 - personalized rejection

Adding rejection text:

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.

I loved that this took place in San Francisco, however, I don’t feel I'd be the best agent to make this stand out on the current market. I also currently have a project on my list that has elements of time travel. You are a talented writer, so I’m sure you will find a home for this! I wish you every success with [ ].

Keep going with it, there are numerous agents out there that may be a good fit. I wish you the best of luck!
from bfriskey
Oct 06, 2018 11:49 pm


EQ 8/9 YA fantasy 67,000K
CNR 10/6/18
from KarolSevilla
Oct 05, 2018 5:33 pm


EQ: Today
Partial requested: Soon ;)
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 05, 2018 7:06 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from douglasesper
Sep 17, 2018 9:18 am


eq after pitmad request: sept 10th (ya fantasy 70k words)
er: sept 13th form letter with a couple personal comments added

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