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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 cwbuecheler
Yesterday 8:40 am

QM: 3/28/20
ER: 3/30/20 - polite form

SF Space Opera, 103k Words
from allisonwall
Apr 02, 2020 10:28 am

Resubmitted with revisions: 4/2/20
Adult SF 97k

#SFFpit partial request 1/30/20
FQ: partial sent 1/30/20
FR: 2/27/20

Adult SF, 99k

Really kind form rejection with a personalized paragraph in the middle. She said she was hoping for more world-building built into the prose, and more emotional context with the protagonist up front. She said she'd be willing to read again with significant revision.
from RG_923
Mar 17, 2020 7:06 pm

EQ (via form): 3/13/20
ER: 3/16/20

Adult horror at 68k words (more of a long shot in this particular case, but worth the effort)

Be aware that the QueryManager form requires a fifty-page sample upload.
from juliadaily
Mar 11, 2020 1:33 pm

Form Query, 3.10.2020
Nice form rejection 3.11.2020
from elitemessenger
Mar 11, 2020 12:28 pm

EQ: 2.12.2020
ER: 3.11.2020
from swatithegeek
Mar 07, 2020 6:45 am

Pitmad FQ: 03/07/20

Adult rom-com, 72k words

It's surprising, because her QM form doesn't list romance or rom-com as one of the genres she reps -- not sure why she liked the pitch then! Let's hope for the best, regardless.
from Analisa
Mar 03, 2020 5:31 pm

EQ: 01/31/2020 #SFFpit
ER: 03/02/2020

120k Fantasy

Kind rejection, mentioned that she liked various elements of my story but believed it slanted too far into epic fantasy for her tastes.
from mmerriman
Mar 01, 2020 7:12 am

FQ: 26/02/20 - Adult Contemporary Fantasy - 82k
FR: 27/02/20
from Ensari
Feb 23, 2020 11:24 pm

EQ 2/21/20
ER (form including a personalized paragraph) 2/24/20

Commercial fiction 71K

Encouraging and didn't leave me hanging for days. Thanks, Dorian!
from cwbuecheler
Feb 18, 2020 7:24 pm

QM: 2/13/20
ER: 2/18/20 - Personalized rejection (looks like a form w/ a personalized paragraph inserted in the middle). Very pleasant and kind. Same thing I've been getting from a lot of others: indie authors own contemp/urban fantasy right now and it's an incredibly tough sell. Bummer!

Contemporary Fantasy, 93k Words
from sandermoffitt
Feb 13, 2020 9:33 pm

EQ: 12/6/2019
ER w/ R&R: 12/19/2019

Personalized rejection that said the concept sounded awesome but that the story's voice was too young. Said she'd do an R&R if I wanted one.

112k YA Fantasy
from WestWrites
Feb 10, 2020 8:37 pm

Form Query 2/7/2020
ER: 2/10/2020
Form Rejection
108k Adult light Scifi
from ashpsych123
Feb 10, 2020 7:40 pm

A Father's SIn Thriller 2-10-20
Form rejection 2-10-20- that was fast!
from MackLittle
Feb 09, 2020 9:38 pm

upmarket WF
from fepierce
Feb 07, 2020 10:48 am

Form query: 1/27/20
ER: 1/27/20

Fastest rejection yet! Form letter with some minimal customizing - "While I love the concept, I had a hard time grounding myself in the story." And the same encouragement she usually includes. Nice form letter.

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