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Ms. Maria Massie

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

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Please note that she only responds to queries in which she is interested. If you haven't heard from her in 2-4 weeks, your project is not a good fit for her.

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from Robwest316
May 09, 2017 11:11 am

EQ -4/28/17
Partial request-4/28
Full Request-5/2

Same as below. Glad for the quick turnaround.
Literary Fiction 69,000 words
from Kdf2023
Apr 18, 2017 12:53 am

EQ: 3/31/17
Partial Request: 4/3/17
Full Request: 4/7/17
Rejection: 4/14/17

All communication with "MMQ" so not sure who was reading. No real feedback.
MG Magical Realism
from DiscoStories
Apr 18, 2017 12:30 am

04/06/17: EQ
04/17/17: Seemingly form rejection, yet polite and kind.
I really appreciate the quick response. I must say my hopes were up––WAY up––when I saw her email. On the agency site, she says she only responds if interested. So, I immediately thought, "A request from Maria Massie!" Alas, no. A kind rejection is so much better than a no-response, though.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 18, 2017 5:41 pm

Profile Update: Agency name changed. Formerly Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. New website and email address.
from blanghinrichs
Jan 17, 2017 4:58 pm

Hmm. I didn't see it on their website (which won't even come up right now), but I got a rejection saying "Unfortunately, we do not represent science fiction or fantasy." So, if that helps anybody...
from laury5
Jan 12, 2017 12:54 pm

EQ: 12/8/2016 and 10 pages
PR: 1/10 (50 pages)
FR: 1/12
from jubilee
Oct 26, 2016 9:56 pm

EQ: 10/26
75K YA Urban Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 06, 2016 8:21 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Sep 21, 2016 8:43 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks Mimsy811)
from Mimsy811
Sep 17, 2016 3:45 pm

Website says she is closed to queries until October 1, 2016.
from TenaRuss
Aug 12, 2016 7:59 am

AAuthor, thanks for your supportive words. The reader's comments were heart-warming and heart-breaking. Unfortunately, it was a fit for that agency.

I wish you all the best, AAuthor
from AAuthor
Aug 08, 2016 11:48 am

TenaRuss--so sorry to read about the rejection on your full--one month is amazingly fast (it would seem!) Keep going! As my writing mentor says: "Be Tenacious! Be Persistent!"
I've had 4 fulls and 2 partials out for 1 week to 5 weeks. Crickets chirping loudly.
from TenaRuss
Aug 04, 2016 7:33 am

The kindest rejection letter ever.
from AAuthor
Jul 18, 2016 2:05 pm

TenaRuss--thanks for the timeline! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. And, I'll wait to query another LMM agent for a few more days, I love Maria Massie for so many reasons. I've had 3 fulls out elsewhere for between 1-3 weeks and the waiting is only relieved by the act of continuing to query (and the obsessive watching on the QT data explorer...)
from TenaRuss
Jul 11, 2016 11:52 am

AAuthor, thanks for the congrats. :-D
My initial query was sent on May 2, 2016.
I received a request for 50 pages on June 15. Sent them immediately.
On June 27, I received this email: "Thank you very much for sending us a sample of [RT]. Please be assured that we will advise you of our decision, whether positive or negative, as soon as possible. In the meantime, should the status of your manuscript change - if, for example you should receive an offer of representation from another agent - and you require a decision sooner, please let us know and we will be happy to do everything we can to accelerate the review process."
I thanked them for their thoughtful message. (Not many agents do that!)
The request for the full arrived on July 8.
Wishing you the best of luck, AAuthor!

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