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Ms. Kat Kerr

Donald Maass Literary Agency

New York, NY


Twitter: thekatsmews

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from lnloft
Today 10:19 am

Personalized query: 11/8/19
Form rejection: 12/2/19
97k science fantasy

I didn't notice this for a couple days because my spam filter caught it, so be sure to periodically double check your junk folder.
from ButtonEyez
Today 8:53 am

YA gothic horror/fairy tale retelling 52k
EQ (form): 12-7-19
Response time is usually 4-6 weeks for unsolicited queries, but on Dec 2nd, she posted this to Twitter:
"Hey all! Just letting you know that I'll be closed to queries starting Sunday, December 8 until January 2, 2020. I will be taking time off to spend time with family, so if you've already queried or have a submission with me, I ask that you allow extra time for a response."
from MariaHossain
Dec 02, 2019 10:49 pm

EQ: 11/08/19 (from pitch contest)
FR: 03/12/19

YA science fantasy (101k)
from dnagroove
Nov 28, 2019 1:38 pm

FR: 10/29/19
ER: 11/27/19
Copy/paste response.

81k HC Adult SF
from mfdeluna
Nov 28, 2019 9:40 am

QM: 6/14/2019
PR 50 pages: 7/9/2019 She said to allow her 4-6 weeks for a response.
FR !!!!!: 7/16/2019 She said to allow 8-12 weeks for a response


ER: 11/27/2019
Offered a subjective reason. Welp. Maybe it’s time to shelf this book...

73k YA Fantasy
from KristenH
Nov 10, 2019 6:46 am

EQ 10/7/19 (Requery Venom--adult thriller)
ER 10/29/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from butterrumpunch
Nov 09, 2019 5:50 pm

EQ: 7.20.19
Partial Request: 8.17.19
Full Request: 10.23.19

Fingers crossed!
from safashaqsy
Oct 31, 2019 5:23 am

Queried again on 5th of August 2019
Full request on 4th of September 2019 (sent same day)

YA Horror novel 50k words
from NancyDWrites
Oct 19, 2019 12:36 pm

7.20.19 EQ
automatic response with follow-up link 7.20.10

70,000-word memoir

8/19 - Personal note thanking me for sending the query, requesting a proposal and first three chapters.

10/1 - Revise & Resubmit with very helpful direction.
from jlizzle
Sep 04, 2019 9:57 pm

EQ: 8/4/19
ER: 9/4/19 Partial woohoo
from djemcon
Sep 04, 2019 7:43 pm

EQ (form): 8/1/2019
ER: 9/4/2019

YA Sci-Fi 77K
from jessikalindst
Sep 04, 2019 3:01 pm

Query was sent 8/12 but about two weeks in, realized I had forgotten about a query with another agent at the same agency; I posted my story on the QT forum here if anyone is interested (also didn't want to type out too long of a comment):

Anyway, after addressing my error, I had withdrawn the query on 8/26, apologizing for any confusion, etc but the very next day I got my response from Ms. Kerr saying she's interested and wants to either coordinate with the other agent if she ends up being interested too or after a pass (which at this point, it's been well over two months so I'm not expecting much in that regard) to send the ms her way! I have been excited yet trying to keep my cool at the same time for the past almost week now, keeping my fingers crossed for a good outcome!!

UPDATE 9/4/19: First agent passed this morning, then I immediately notified Ms. Kerr who responded a few hours later after I re-queried with a request for a partial!!! Said to give her 8-12 weeks due to her current workload, keeping my fingers AND toes crossed!!!
from Sommtimes
Aug 26, 2019 1:08 pm

EQ: 7/24/19
Form Rejection: 8/26/19

Speculative Fiction 83K
from Zooks3
Aug 17, 2019 10:32 am

7/18/19 EQ re: Long & Short - Contemporary Fiction - 63K
8/17/19 - Rejection - with her reason
from Catsamoa79
Aug 12, 2019 12:08 pm

EQ: 7/16/19, via online form
ER: 8/11/19
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