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Ms. Kat Kerr

Donald Maass Literary Agency

New York, NY


Twitter: thekatsmews

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from carolinefowlerdavis
Nov 22, 2022 2:14 pm

She invited me to do an R&R earlier this year, but she's closed on QueryManager, so there's no way for me to resubmit to her. Do I need to wait until she reopens? I'd assumed that R&Rs could be resubmitted at any time but not seeing how to do that with her.....I don't have her email, and her Twitter doesn't allow private messages. Any thoughts/ideas?
from histficdebut
Sep 18, 2022 12:15 pm

Thank you for your oh-so-encouraging update, demiller! If you feel comfortable sharing your name and book title here, I will watch for the announcement in Publishers Marketplace and beyond :)

Solid work with your followup, demiller! Congratulations for whatever happens next.
from demiller
Sep 17, 2022 6:23 pm

FQ: 4/28/22
PR: 8/2/22
Nudge w/ offer of rep: 9/6/22
Full Request: 9/6/22
Materials sent: 9/9/22
Offer of rep: 9/14
Accepted offer of rep: 9/17 :)

I just want to say that Kat is so sweet, considerate of her clients, and I know I’m going to have the best time working with her! I knew right from our conversation that she was the right pick. It may take time for her to get to your query, but she is truly worth the wait.
from CMKinzig
Sep 02, 2022 10:13 pm

FQ: 4/10/2022
Nudge: 7/9/2022
FR: 7/25/2022
95k contemporary fantasy
from demiller
Aug 02, 2022 9:11 am

FQ: 4/28
PR: 8/2

80k YA Contemporary
from jennadevillier
Jul 25, 2022 11:08 pm

FQ: 4/4
ER: 7/25

89k YA Fantasy
from jdebinski
Jul 21, 2022 12:14 pm

FQ: 4/5/2022
Nudge with offer: 7/15/22
Full Request: 7/17/22
Very complimentary to my writing but feels like it may be a better fit with another agent at the agency so has passed it along to them: 7/21/22

99k QBIPOC YA Contemporary Fantasy
from jonmhansen
Jul 12, 2022 5:49 am

Form Query: 03/30/22
Form Rejection: 07/12/22
Urban Fantasy, 89,000 words.
from tonya_c
Jul 11, 2022 11:37 pm

FQ: 3/30/22
Historical fiction, 93K
FR: 7/12/22
from TheLiteraryFox
Jul 02, 2022 8:28 pm

Pitched at conference, submitted query upon request next day with special link
FQ: 4/30
Personalized rejection 6/29- Liked writing and many of the story elements but ultimately decided not to request more/pass. Invited to query again in the future. A very kind personalized rejection and I will query her with my next project since it does fit into her repped genres.
from tirving123
Jun 29, 2022 5:34 pm

Kat Kahn sent me an email that not only proved she'd read ALL of my proposal but contained some of the best writing/editing advice I've EVER gotten.
from lucidities
Jun 29, 2022 3:30 pm

QM 3/7/22 literary fiction 115K w/ speculative/alt-history premise; query w/ bio, synopsis; 6-8 weeks; if rejected, OK to another

form rejection 6/29/22, after 15 weeks; will look for another agent at Maass w/ rewritten query
from CaitAnton
Jun 20, 2022 12:53 pm

Pitched Kat at a conference on Feb 5 where she requested 25 pages and gave me a link for bypassing her typical queue. I still did not receive a reply until June 20 and it was a typical form letter. I’m disappointed that I waited so long after a face to face meeting. Of course pitching doesn’t guarantee success by any means, but this felt completely worthless: waited just as long for a reply with zero feedback.
from Patrick (admin)
May 01, 2022 3:46 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from kwollett
Apr 26, 2022 12:17 pm

Kat judged the 1st Five Pages contest this last quarter. Not sure if she'll be the literary agent again for the next one, but another opportunity to get in front of her if she is!

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