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Ms. Stephanie Abou

Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

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Stephanie Abou

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
Middle Grade
Young Adult


True Adventure/Crime
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Author Comments
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10/25/2017 03:57 PM
EQ 9/1/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 10/25/17 (No word from nudge.)
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/04/2017 10:47 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
08/30/2017 02:35 PM
6/2/17: EQ re: TANCM - Edgy Contemporary Multicultural. Immediate auto-response - busy with BEA.
8/30/17: CNR
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/18/2017 05:31 PM
Profile Update: Agency name changed. Formerly Lippincott Massie McQuilkin. New website and email address.
10/17/2016 12:31 PM
EQ: 9/24 MG (SFF) CNR 10/17
06/10/2016 04:04 PM
4/20 EQ (requeried Chain Reaction)
6/10 CNR (Nudged her last month and got no response.) I'll try Laney Becker with Venom this summer.
04/21/2016 04:21 PM
EQ: 3/25/16
Nudge with Offer of Publication
04/12/2016 06:05 AM
EQ: 7/29/15
CNR: 12/15/15
Lit. Fiction
03/08/2016 04:03 PM
On 2/8/16, I've requeried Stephanie Abou with Venom. Today I've heard back from her on my nudge--interesting story and premise, not right fit at this time. I'll try her with Chain Reaction this spring.
08/29/2015 08:27 AM
EQ 8/29/15 (she's away until 9/7/15 ) Suspense 79K
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Patrick (Admin)
04/17/2015 08:18 PM
Profile Update: Formerly with Foundry Literary + Media
07/29/2014 06:19 PM
Though she is closed to queries I sent her a note. A while ago, she read my mss and wrote me a page-and-a-half letter full of positive comments and suggestions for improvement. She asked me to revise and resubmit, but when I did she grew too busy to read it. Still, she continued to express interest. Eventually I withdrew the mss so I could start to submit elsewhere, but she told me her "door" was always open. I doubt she'll give my book consideration at this juncture but as I've made my final revisions (a few revisions after my r&r to her) and I'm now submitting queries for real (not crawling back into a hole, no matter how much it hurts!!) I figure it's worth a shot to ask.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/24/2014 05:03 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. (Thanks wtrimrob)
05/21/2014 02:08 PM
I'm pretty sure that's new -- at least within the last couple weeks. Queried her on the May 9th and didn't notice it.
05/21/2014 02:03 PM
Hmm, her "about agent" page on the Foundry website says she is not accepting unsolicited material at this time.
05/08/2014 07:12 AM
EQ 11/23/2013
ER 05/07/2014
Children's Fiction
Rejection email

Said reason for taking so long was due to a problem with their submission system.
Well at least she bothered to answer. Can put it to rest now.
04/29/2014 01:58 PM
EQ 8/04/2013
ER 4/29/14 WOW. a form with mention of having trouble bring my submission out of the system. Dunno? But closure is good.

I've put this ms aside for a bit. Still love it. as do my fans--lol. But another ms is coming down the line. Almost finished w revisions on the newbie!
07/09/2013 07:51 PM
Rejected. Down to my last 30 agents now. Then that will be 80 agents that were "right" for this type of book. After that it's a major crap shoot. And then it's time to throw in the towel. No way do they read these queries.
03/20/2013 04:08 PM
11/28/12, I queried Stephanie with Chain Reaction via snail mail. As of today, it's a no response, since no word from my nudge. I'll try Yfat in April with CR.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/12/2013 05:57 PM
Profile Update: New email address. Now accepting email queries.
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