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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 Voltema
Yesterday 7:01 pm


EQ: 2/15/19
ER: 2/16/19
from mhknecht12
Feb 09, 2019 8:30 pm


I got the nicest personalized rejection from Ms. Maffei. It was so kind and encouraging, I would definitely query her again.

Anyone would be lucky to have her as their agent :)
from RobFlores
Feb 07, 2019 1:28 pm


(humor fantasy) submitted 2/7 via query tracker
Got a nice rejection letter within a couple of hours.
from shannonferretti
Feb 06, 2019 4:35 am


Got a like during SFFpit (1/30) and sent via Query Manager 2/5

QM (50 pages): 2/5/19 YA SF
from Jessrabbit
Feb 04, 2019 8:44 pm


I received two likes during pitmad (Dec 6) sent via Query Manager

QM (50 pages): 12/29/18 YA Magical Realism
- Whenever sffpit was, a kind pass.

QM (50 pages): 12/14/18 YA fantasy
ER: 1-17-2019

Very kind personalized rejection with great feedback that I will use. Anyone would be lucky to have her as an agent.
from SteveP101
Feb 02, 2019 8:59 am


EQ: 1/26/19
ER: 1/28/19

Space opera, 88k
from Alex_R
Jan 31, 2019 1:16 pm


She liked my tweet during #SFFPit, so I queried her with my MS (YA sci-fi, 60k words).
Very prompt, kind rejection. She sounds very sweet and supportive! You'll be lucky to have her as an agent.
from SunshineHil
Jan 31, 2019 11:51 am


EQ Oct. 27

Oct. 29 Personalized rejection

YA Sci-fi 64K

She liked my tweet during #SFFpit, so I queried her again Jan. 30. Received another personalized rejection saying she didn't realize she'd already seen my query when she liked my tweet, but that she doesn't connect with stories written in first person present tense.
from KristenH
Jan 12, 2019 6:49 am


EQ 1/9/19 (VENOM)
ER 1/11/19 (Passed--not right fit)
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

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