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Ms. Laney Becker

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Include the word "Query" in the subject line. Tell her about yourself, your project, your writing background. For fiction, include the word count and your first chapter. For non-fiction, attach your proposal. You should expect to hear back from Laney within 2-4 weeks.

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from Mylorian1
Jan 17, 2019 8:19 pm

EQ: 14/11
ER 11/15

Biographical fiction (historical) 80,000
from LGV_AL
Jan 16, 2019 12:53 am

EQ 1/11/19
1/14/19 rejection
from KristenH
Jan 12, 2019 6:43 am

EQ 11/7/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 1/10/19 (No word via nudges)

At least you got a response, Jeklinseek!
from jekyllnseek
Nov 20, 2018 3:45 pm

EQ: 11.19.18
ER: 11.20.18 (form rejection)
100K Thriller

another one bites the dust with merit
from WhatAWriter
Nov 03, 2018 5:54 pm

EQ: 11/01/2018
ER: 11/02/2018

Not sure if this means do not query anyone else at the agency.

Dear Ms. Evans,

Thank you for sending us your query. Having considered it carefully, we have decided that MMQ is not the right fit for your project, and so we are going to pass at this time.

Tastes and specializations vary widely from agent to agent, and another agency may well feel differently. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.


Massie & McQuilkin
from armstam3
Oct 31, 2018 10:44 am

EQ 10/30
ER 10/31
from faithtowin
Jul 23, 2018 12:36 pm

7/22/18: EQ: 82K Women's Fiction
7/23/18: rejection with the same Ctrl C, Ctrl V text that she sent to others at this forum.
from Zooks3
Jul 17, 2018 12:14 pm

7/6/18: EQ re: Archimedes - Historical Fiction
7/16/18: form rejection
from Fj2018
Jul 16, 2018 3:49 pm

EQ 7.3
ER 7.16 (form)
from Fj2018
Jul 04, 2018 8:18 pm

EQ 7/3
Auto response, out of office until 7/16
from anotherearth
Jul 02, 2018 1:24 pm

EQ: 07/01
ER: 07/02

Literary 110K Same form as others.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 02, 2018 10:14 am

EQ: 6/30/18
ER: 7/2/18
Form letter, same as below
from Kensi99
Jun 21, 2018 1:43 pm

June 21
Form reject same as others, a few hours after submission. I suspect like someone said she's not actively seeking right now, though I could be wrong.
91K psych thriller/suspense
from jjdean211
Jun 20, 2018 10:15 pm

Same here - rejected in less than 24 hours...form rejection. I have a feeling she's not taking submissions at the moment but that's just me.
from ElianaM
Jun 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Rejected within hours. She's fast!

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