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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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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 jekyllnseek
Today 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!
from DocsLadie
Jun 04, 2018 11:33 am

ER after two days. Appreciate the efficiency! And a tiny bit of personalization, she used the work "trilogy" instead of project, as this was for three books. Which meant that they actually read the letter, at least!

Thank you for your query. While your trilogy certainly has merit, I'm going to pass. As I'm sure you know, it's important that your agent be totally excited by/committed to/passionate about your project, and I'm afraid that just didn't happen here. But opinions vary considerably in this business, and mine is just one. I'm sure you'll find others who feel differently. I hope so!

I wish you the very best in your search for representation.

Warm regards,

from AAuthor
Apr 12, 2018 1:19 pm

ER Form same as below two days. "Book club fiction" (aka lit fiction with commercial appeal)
from dreamcat
Apr 09, 2018 11:05 am

EQ and ER form letter same as below after two days. Womens fiction 95K words

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