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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

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from authorashlynnjames
Jun 24, 2020 1:07 pm


FR on a pitmad pitch on 6/04/2020. Submitted same day.
from brmyers
Jun 10, 2020 7:05 am


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).

YA GOTHIC MYSTERY 83K
from rachaelthewriter
Jun 09, 2020 5:31 pm


DVPit - Pitch Event Request - 77k YA Contemp Fantasy

EQ: 4/23/2020
R&R - 6/9/2020
from swatithegeek
May 21, 2020 10:21 pm


EQ: 04/17/20
ER: 05/21/20, personalized

Adult rom-com, 73k
from Babs14
May 21, 2020 12:03 pm


EQ 4/17
ER 5/21

76k YA Magical Realism
from Marilyn8
May 21, 2020 6:51 am


Queried 7 April 2020
Form Rejection 21 May 2020

89k Queer YA Fantasy
from Catsamoa79
Apr 30, 2020 9:38 pm


EQ: 3/20/20
ER: 4/30/20
Form letter, but a nice one
from Mander_Pander
Mar 13, 2020 8:46 pm


EQ: 2/18
FR (and sent): 3/13

YA LGBT #own Fantasy
from elitemessenger
Feb 28, 2020 8:24 pm


EQ: 2.7.2020
ER: 2.28.2020

81K YA Contemporary Dark Fantasy
from xenevre
Feb 26, 2020 11:07 pm


EQ: 1/24/20
ER: 2/26/20 form

87K LGBT YA/Crossover
from ksommerl
Feb 24, 2020 7:39 pm


EQ: 2/24/20
67k Gothic Horror
from fepierce
Feb 23, 2020 6:05 pm


EQ: 1/8/20 (Adult horror, 70k)
Nudge: 2/21/20
Since her website says she responds to queries in under 6 weeks and doesn't say anything about no response meaning no, I went ahead and nudged after 6 weeks. Just a simple, saw on your website that your standard response time is 6 weeks and wanted to check in, asked if she was interested in reviewing my query. She responded in under 20 minutes thanking me for checking in and saying she still has a queue to go through and hopes to get to mine soon. Just an FYI that no response doesn't mean you have to CNR, and she's not opposed to polite nudges.

Rejection: 2/23/20 (appreciated the quick follow-up)
"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 storiedsong
Feb 11, 2020 6:33 pm


EQ: YA Own Voices Romance w/ murder mystery theme and paranormal elementation 80K 1/16/2020
from ashpsych123
Feb 05, 2020 9:13 am


EQ 2-5-20 A Father's sin 80k
from swatithegeek
Jan 18, 2020 3:59 am


EQ: 05/08/19
She liked my Pitmad pitch, so I tweeted to let her know about my query -- she said she'll take a look.
Didn't hear from her, so I requeried with the Pitmad subject line.
EQ w/full attached: 06/21/19
07/11/19: Still haven't received a confirmation of receipt email from her. What's going on?
09/25/19: Nudged asking if she received the full
ER: 01/18/20, slightly personalized

YA Romance, 82k

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