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Ms. Anne Tibbets

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Los Angeles, CA



Website: maassagency.com

Blog: writeforcoffee.blogspot.com

Twitter: AnneTibbets

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 15, 2022 7:12 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from RG_923
Sep 13, 2022 7:35 pm


@gmyshirt

I think you're fine querying through Query Manager--there would be greater clarity were she not wanting unsolicited at all. But definitely do not e-mail unless you've had prior contact or been referred.
from gmyshirt
Sep 13, 2022 2:34 pm


Can someone please clarify: when is says "Anne is open to queries via Query Manager at https://QueryManager.com/AnneTibbets and personal referral only," does this mean that Anne is open to cold queries on QM, but only personal referrals go to her email? I don't want to get blacklisted!
from fishpoem
Aug 04, 2022 4:03 pm


Anne is open to queries via Query Manager at https://QueryManager.com/AnneTibbets and personal referral only:
Adult Contemporary Mystery: Amateur Investigator, and/or Police Procedural
Adult Horror: Psychological, Non-western monsters and settings
Women’s Fiction – Historical: sweeping, epic, romantic, and feminist
Romantic Action/Adventure
YA Historical: sweeping, epic, and feminist
Diversity: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, ability
from DrAshleyNova
Aug 03, 2022 9:15 am


I had a long old journey with Anne, and despite it not turning out well in the end, she seems like a good agent to work with.

FQ: 7/7/21
Full Reuqest: 8/11/21, sent same day
R&R: 10/19/21. There was a jarring moment in the book that Anne felt needed more work, but she was gracious enough to ask me to reqwork it and resubmit. This took me some time—I had a lot of queries and fulls out, and was apprehensive about making the changes right away—but she was bang on point with her feedback.
R&R submitted: 2/18/22
ER: 7/30/22. An extremely kind rejection, and one that took me by surprise. Anne was honest that there was nothing wrong with my book, she loved the writing, but wasn't confident in selling a debut urban fantasy.

Adult Historical/Urban Fantasy, 102,000 words
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 29, 2022 10:42 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from RG_923
Jul 29, 2022 7:28 pm


EQ via online form: 7/23/21
PR (first fifty pages, sent same day): 8/25/21
ER: 9/21/21 (personally likes the story/characters, genre is in demand, but too short [publishers want 80k-90k]--will reconsider if I add ~15k)

Update: Submitted revised full (~82k words) on 1/10/22
Nudged on 4/20/22
Received response on 4/29/22 indicating that manuscript was still under consideration and to expect a response by the end of June--if no response, encouraged to nudge again
Nudged on 7/11/22
ER: 7/29/22

Similar to cwbuecheler, since Ms. Tibbets had expressed interest in reading the revision, I contacted her on Twitter and asked if she would be interested in reviewing the manuscript despite being currently closed to queries. She allowed it and gave a tentative timetable of at least three months.

Update: Form rejection on the revised full request. No real insight to share with everyone other than make sure your word counts are within average industry parameters. Good luck!

Adult horror at 68k words.
from Querying_Gardener
Jul 15, 2022 3:58 pm


@Meels33: She means she wants a traditional summary that includes the full plot. She doesn't want cliffhangers in the summary at all. Some writers who are newer to querying are hesitant to include the full plot or they feel it should contain hooks and read like a short story all on its own. Nothing fancy. She just wants the whole plot.
from Meels33
Jul 12, 2022 5:22 pm


Can someone tell me what her request that the synopsis includes a full summary with spoilers of the beginning middle and end mean? eg. Does she mean a separate paragraph before the actual synopsis with just a summary of those things -- or is she requesting the in the synopsis there are spoilers for the beg, middle and end? Sorry to be so obtuse!
from AuthorNatalie
Jun 24, 2022 12:00 am


Query: 6/9/22
Nudged with offer of rep on 6/22. Kind rejection/step aside the same day. Appreciate her quick response!
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 21, 2022 5:40 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 01, 2022 4:56 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
May 31, 2022 8:03 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from cwbuecheler
Feb 09, 2022 7:46 pm


EQ: 2/9/22
Dark Fantasy, 96k

Anne's currently closed to queries but she's requested two previous fulls and we've communicated quite a bit since then, so I asked if she'd be interested in taking a look and she said yes.
from MKRandolph
Nov 30, 2021 8:08 am


Query sent: 10/19/2021
Form Rejection: 11/29/2021
Sci-Fi 83K

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