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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 tophersghost056
Sep 09, 2019 7:49 am


So it looks like if Kiana doesn't full request within a day, you're rejected.
from patchworkcat
Sep 02, 2019 9:05 am


EQ 9/2/19
from Daisy22
Aug 22, 2019 5:55 pm


5/23/19 Pitdark request for Full + Query

75k YA myth retelling
from ELucas
Jul 22, 2019 3:05 pm


EQ: 7/2
Form rejection: 7/20
Adult Fantasy
from Angeliabailey1118
Jul 21, 2019 6:52 pm


EQ: 7/7/19

YA Urban Fantasy 68k
from emmatens
Jul 21, 2019 5:20 pm


EQ: 04/27/2019
Nudged July 11
ER: 07/21/2019 with thank you for nudging as she hadn't caught it when I first sent it... not really sure how that happened!

YA Historical Fantasy, 77k
from LUV4NA
Jul 21, 2019 3:22 pm


EQ: 7/8/19
ER: 7/21/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy
from Earth2Andy
Jul 17, 2019 7:37 am


out of curiosity, are the people who get responses using her "query.knguyen" e-mail? I Queried in Dec, and nudged in june to ask if she'd like a new edited version of my first five and I've heard nothing - meanwhile others seem to be getting replies. I've CNRed it, but I'm wondering if it even got to her?
from swatithegeek
Jul 11, 2019 5:59 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?

YA Romance, 82k
from Roseppdle72
Jun 22, 2019 1:40 pm


EQ 6/15/19
YA Fantasy 91k
ER 6/22/19
Personal reply. Said my premise was fantastic but did not connect with my writing style and didnt feel the emotion from my mc. She was open to requerying if I don't find rep and I guess if I work on the mc's emotional voice.
I appreciate the feedback and if its something I get consistently then I'll think about reworking it but my mc's voice is the one consistent thing praised by my betas and crit partners. Hope this is helpful to others. It helped me!
from ladyvoh
Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am


EQ 6/14/19

YA Contemporary 71k
from TaylorJ
Jun 11, 2019 9:24 am


PitMad requested full: 6/7/19
Confirmation of receipt 6/11/19
YA science fiction, 85K
from rtirado1
Jun 09, 2019 9:10 am


EQ: 6/4/19

YA Urban Fantasy 73k
from lonna70
Jun 05, 2019 6:06 am


Thanks, swatithegeek! I didn't mention that I wanted to withdraw my query when I nudged her, which I should have. Ugh. I'm just going to CNR this. After all, I did send a gentle nudge. I can't help it if she doesn't reply. Thanks again!
from swatithegeek
Jun 05, 2019 2:42 am


Hi lonna70, the same thing happened to me with my adult contemporary romance! After about 2 months of no response despite a nudge, I sent her an email saying I'd like to withdraw and query someone else at the agency. She replied and thanked me for letting her know -- so maybe she just doesn't reply to rejected queries anymore? *shrug*

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