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Ms. Katie Shea Boutillier

Donald Maass Literary Agency

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Katie Shea Boutillier

Donald Maass Literary Agency

1000 Dean Street, Suite 252
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


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Patrick (Admin)
03/10/2023 03:00 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks mbowman
03/10/2023 08:41 AM
She wrote on Twitter she is closed to queries.
02/21/2023 11:21 AM
EQ: 24 Oct 2022
Women's Historical Fiction 99k
CNR: 21 Feb 2023
02/13/2023 12:31 PM
Not sure she is taking on middle grade. I couldn't see it listed.
02/06/2023 10:52 PM
Nudged with offer: 1/31
Full request: 2/3
The kindest personalized rejection I've ever received: 2/6/23

"I took a look at this over the weekend. You are a great writer and you have such a fantastic voice! It is clear that you are talented and will find your place in the literary market! Not surprised you have an offer! As much as I want to move forward with this, I must be so, so selective on taking on new clients, so unfortunately I have decided to pass. I want you to be with the best match for your best chance, so I am going to (regretfully) let the more enthusiastic agent take over here. Thanks so much for giving me a chance to consider this and I will be watching from the sidelines for your book deal!"
01/24/2023 02:10 AM
EQ: 7Sept22
Decline: 22Jan23
"Hi, thank you for your query, and for your patience! I've taken a look and unfortunately I do not hold the right amount of enthusiasm in order to move forward and therefore, must pass.
I wish you all the very best as you continue to grow as a writer and encourage you to keep writing! If you ever find yourself pitching something new, you are welcome to re-query me.
Thank you again for giving me a chance to consider.
Katie Shea Boutillier"
01/18/2023 10:11 PM
Email Query: 6.2.22
Form Rejection: 1.18.23

YA Historical, 92k
01/17/2023 03:04 PM
A little note on TAT: I originally queried 4/21/22. Marked CNR 8/20/22. Received form rejection yesterday 1/16/23.
01/17/2023 11:49 AM
EQ: July 19
FR: January 17
Contemporary YA
01/17/2023 09:34 AM
She’s definitely been swamped with queries in the last few months!

EQ 6/20/22
I assumed CNR on 10/19/22, but got a full request 1/16/23.
12/06/2022 12:38 PM
EQ 12/6/22

MG, Contemporary
11/26/2022 06:01 AM
E-mail query: 19th Nov 2022
82K Adult Rom-com
11/21/2022 01:45 PM
@pamplemousse that wasn't the case for me, but I don't want to disclose more details on a somewhat public platform other than what I've already said.
11/21/2022 11:34 AM
@goldilocks10 @ssms17 my very uneducated guess is that she’s only responding to books with urgent timelines right now. But that’s just a guess
11/21/2022 10:27 AM
@ssms17 I found this behavior really surprising. There are a couple other people down in this thread that also had a CNR on a full if you scroll down. I've been querying on and off for a few years and this has never happened to me with any other full request, so it really disappointed me that it was from Katie, as she's always been my top dream agent. She seems super professional on Twitter and in correspondence. I thought she'd be a fantastic fit for me and my book, but I was very wrong. I wouldn't query her again with any other book in the future, either. Not that she cares lol
11/18/2022 05:57 PM
@goldilocks10, same here :(
11/16/2022 02:44 PM
CNR on a full ????
11/15/2022 12:11 PM
EQ: 10/20/22

Upmarket 84K
11/03/2022 08:52 AM
@pamplemousse I didn't apparently.
11/02/2022 09:35 PM
Did anyone who submitted a full get confirmation of receipt?
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03/10/2023 - Closed to queries.
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