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Mr. Rob McQuilkin

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

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Rob McQuilkin

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

27 West 20th Street, Suite 305
New York, NY 10011
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction


Cultural/Social Issues
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Author Comments
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11/15/2023 02:54 PM
Literary 64k

E-mailed Query: 1 November 2023
Partial Request: 1 November 2023
Full Request: 8 November 2023
Rejection: 14 November 2023

Thank you for sending us your manuscript. Having considered it carefully, we have decided that MMQ is not the right fit for your project, and so we are going to pass at this time.

Tastes and specializations vary widely from agent to agent, and another agency may well feel differently. Thank you for thinking of our agency, and we wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.


Massie & McQuilkin
10/11/2023 07:29 PM
Litfic 75K rejected after 10 days
09/19/2023 09:03 PM
Query 9/7/23 Memoir 55k
Partial request 50 pages 9/14/23
Full manuscript request 9/19/23
08/28/2023 12:00 PM
EQ: 8/28/23, query letter w/ 10 pp pasted in email
Reply 8/28/23: asked to share query with team
Memoir 75-80K
01/13/2023 11:57 AM
EQ: 9/15/22 (included 10-page sample)
PR: 9/22/22 (additional 75 pages of MS)
FR: 10/17/22 (rest of manuscript)

LGBTQ+/Literary fiction, 98k words.

I checked in (they've had my full for three months) and got his response:
Thank you for your inquiry. This email is to let you know that your work has been received and is under consideration. We'll be in touch!

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Profile History
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- Agency name changed. Formerly Lippincott Massie McQuilkin.
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