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Ms. Kiana Nguyen

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: maassagency.com

Blog: www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kiana-nguyen/

Twitter: kianangu

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jennadevillier
Jun 14, 2021 1:33 pm


EQ: 6/14

98k YA science fantasy
from authorbeccalosey
Jun 09, 2021 8:43 pm


Rejection 5 days after query was sent - 95k YA Fantasy. This is what she said:

Thank you for the opportunity to see your pages. Unfortunately, I don't feel I am the right agent for this project as I'm moving away from fantasy in this vein, so I'm passing. Just because I wasn't quite drawn in, however, doesn't mean there isn't another agent out there who will love it.


I wish you the best of luck on your writing journey!
from loganmusselman
May 28, 2021 8:39 am


EQ: 5/12

Adult Fantasy Horror: 100k
from galchik
Apr 10, 2021 1:30 am


Form rejection 11 days after I sent my query. She hadn't even changed "author" with my name (first time happening to me). Some of the other commenters said their rejections were personalized, unlike mine, so I guess my story really wasn't for her, haha.

"Dear Author, Thank you for the opportunity to see your pages. Unfortunately, I don't feel I am the right agent for this project, so I'm passing. Just because I wasn't quite drawn in, however, doesn't mean there isn't another agent out there who will love it. I wish you the best of luck on your writing journey!"
from MindiWM
Mar 30, 2021 12:10 pm


EQ: 2/23/21
ER: 3/30/21
YA scifi, 94k
from careyfblankenship
Feb 05, 2021 9:56 am


Absolutely query Kiki if you're thinking about it! She is a kind soul who wants the best for writers!
from writinginfragments
Feb 02, 2021 7:55 am


EQ 1/31/21
ER 2/2/21

Very fast personalized note. For anyone this applies to, she's not into school or activity-related stuff so probably best to send elsewhere in the agency. Always nice to know exactly why it's a reject! She seems like an awesome agent!

YA Psych Thriller 87k
from messyf
Jan 19, 2021 1:34 pm


EQ: 11/18/20
Form rejection: 12/31/20
from ccosme722
Jan 14, 2021 11:27 am


EQ: 1/5/21, YA Contemporary 57K

ER: 1/13/21 Form rejection (or at least it felt generic)
from badrianwhite
Jan 12, 2021 11:18 am


I submitted a query letter to Ms. Nguyen on 12.12.2020 and she replied, with a rejection stating my novel was not for her, on 12.31.2020. I appreciated her promptness and the fact she replied on New Year's Eve when she might otherwise have been occupied even with the pandemic. Her reply was personal even if it was short, which of course on New Year's Eve who can blame her. You would do well submitting to Ms. Nguyen.
from brmyers
Jan 04, 2021 4:14 pm


EQ: PitDark Request for Full 21 MAY 2020

09 JUNE 2020 Personal note letting me know she received the full and will be reading soon, (which I think is a nice touch).
29 OCT2020 Nudge
30 OCT 2020 She replied that she hasn't read my MS yet. She's hoping to get to all outstanding submission requests by January.
04 JAN 2020 One sentence rejection that lead me to believe she at least read the first chapter.

YA GOTHIC MYSTERY 83K
from authorsaurus
Dec 31, 2020 2:44 pm


EQ: 11/19/20
ER: 12/31/20

YA Fantasy
from jcbbrsmith
Dec 19, 2020 2:05 pm


QD 12-19-20
from tllehmann
Dec 06, 2020 12:17 am


EQ: 12/5/20

93k YA fantasy
from StarProphecy72
Dec 05, 2020 7:19 pm


FR on a pitmad pitch on 6/04/2020. Submitted same day.
Personalized rejection from the look of it:
"Thank you for sharing [title] with my as well as having patience while I considered it. Unfortunately, I am not the best fit for the prose and narrative style, so I must pass.

I wish you the best of luck on your writing journey!"

Ouch.

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