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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 LilacsandTea
Jun 14, 2019 9:51 pm

Queried her just now and forgot to change my "Dear Y" to her name *face palm*. Expecting an auto-reject from that.
from chbrewer
Jun 13, 2019 9:34 am

Quick response. Eight hours. Rejected.
from sschlieter
Jun 11, 2019 1:39 pm

EQ: 5/23/19
ER: 6/1/19
from Utopiandreams
Jun 07, 2019 3:28 pm

EQ (form): 6/5/2019
ER: 6/7/2019 personalized & gentle pass
YA soft SF, 81k
from carolynxriot
May 15, 2019 11:54 am

EQ 05/14
ER 05/15

Very nice form letter.
from redpandabear
May 14, 2019 12:13 pm

EQ: 5/10
ER: 5/14

This one's an ouch on my end. Liked the premise but thought a 12-year-old protagonist was too young for YA... which is true, and not what I meant to portray. A harsh lesson in ensuring you state the age correctly RIGHT OFF THE BAT without putting in too much backstory.

YA UF 77,000 words
from zehvran
May 10, 2019 1:32 pm

EQ (#DVPit request): 04/23/2019
FR: 04/23/2019
Nudge with offer: 04/30/2019
Offer of rep!!!!: 05/03/2019

I ended up going with another agent, but Dorian is literally so amazing. Her vision for the book, her editorial insights, and her knowledge of the market was so impressive to me. Any writer that ends up signing with her is so lucky. I can't wait to see all of the amazing books that Dorian brings into the fold.

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 100k
from MandyMBallard
May 08, 2019 4:22 pm

Queried via Query Manager: 5/3/19 (107k YA fantasy)
Confirmation of receipt: 5/3/19
ER: 5/8/19
from SoYoureALiar
May 04, 2019 10:13 pm

ER: 5/01

Genuinely uplifting rejection. Seems like she understands what the query trenches are like! I wish I could have worked with her.
from mfdeluna
Apr 19, 2019 2:19 am

QM: 4/4/2019
ER (personalized form letter): 4/19/2019

"Thank you for your patience--sometimes the better ones take the longest. 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 the premise of this and think you are a gifted writer, however, I just didn't fall head over heels in love. I felt the storyline would be hard to make stand out on the current market. This is completely subjective, so don't give up! Please do keep me in mind for future projects. 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!"

This is probably the nicest rejection I've ever gotten. She's so sweet. Have been so disheartened with querying lately, but this encouraged me to continue. Thank you, Dorian.
from Creyo2003
Apr 14, 2019 9:37 pm

4/14 - proposal submitted
from Lilnightmusic
Apr 11, 2019 12:52 pm

EQ 3/8 from pitmad request
ER: 4/11

Kind, personal rejection. Ya fantasy is crowded right now.

Ya Fantasy 78k
from Mustang82
Apr 04, 2019 3:16 pm

EQ, SF, 96k
ER 4/4/2019 - form, but a nice form.
from KristenH
Mar 16, 2019 5:48 pm

Eq 3/11/19 (Chain Reaction)
ER 3/13/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from laurablackwell
Mar 11, 2019 12:47 pm

40-day rejection of 69.5 SF/F YA sent in response to SFFpit fave

Kind, thoughtful response. Would query her with any likely project; she seems like a good person to work with

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