Sign In
Literary Agents

Mr. Will Lippincott

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305

New York, NY 10011

E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join (Free)


AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Always verify agent's information before sending your query. Verify the agent's query preferences, contact information, genres of interest, and if the agent is still open to queries.

Although QueryTracker tries to stay current, it is not always easy. Never trust any single source for agent information (and yes, this includes QueryTracker).

Review the user comments for more information, and always follow exactly what it says on the agent's website.

And NEVER give money to an "agent".

Query Guidelines

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

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

from Patrick (admin)
Mar 10, 2016 11:41 am

Profile Update: New email address.

from tracker_of_agents
Sep 11, 2015 1:03 pm

EQ: 9/9/15 to Will

history / narrative nonfic
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 31, 2015 8:15 pm

Profile Update: New email address and genres.
Jan 08, 2014 11:10 am

From their website, new agent at this agency:
SHANNON O'NEILL (agent) graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and earned a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins. A native Washingtonian, Shannon still calls the capital home. One of her favorite haunts growing up was Politics and Prose, so it was little surprise when she found herself working as a bookseller and marketing manager for the landmark independent bookstore. She spent six years at The Sagalyn Agency as agent and editorial director working with leading thinkers, journalists, and bestselling writers. She is on the lookout for writing that informs, intrigues, or inspires: special interests include narrative nonfiction, popular science, current affairs, the history of ideas, and literary and upmarket fiction.
from goyo000
Apr 02, 2013 1:21 pm

EQ 04/1
ER 04/3

Personalized response, address to me by name. Quick and efficient.
from cawriter
Mar 28, 2011 12:09 pm

EQ 03/25/11 - Biography
ER 03/28/11 - Form letter, but it did say Dear MYFIRSTNAME, so that helps a little. If they only knew how we read each and every word they respond to us!
from pollster
Sep 23, 2010 10:43 am

Queried on the 22nd; nearly instant standard rejections.
from eallen99
Sep 18, 2008 12:00 am

Took about 3 weeks for form rejection from Rachel Vogel although I sent query to Lippincott
Thank you for your recent query regarding representation, which we have now had an opportunity to consider. Unfortunately, I don't think our agency is going to be the right fit for your manuscript.

Tastes and areas of specialization vary widely from agent to agent. If you haven't already done so, you may wish to consult a directory such as Literary Marketplace ( for the names of agents whose interests are more compatible with your talents. We wish you the best of luck in finding representation.

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.

Membership is FREE.

Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More

Join QueryTracker (FREE)