Donald Maass Literary Agency

Established: 1980

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Twitter: @MaassLitAgency

Description: The Donald Maass Literary Agency is a literary agency for professional novelists. The agency sells over 100 novels every year to publishers.

Needs: Novels. They do not want poetry, screenplays or picture books.

Tips: You can get an idea for the range of novels the agency represents by visiting the news page, which highlights recent book deals, author awards and reviews. They also list the authors they represent on the clients page.

A list of recent sales can also be found on Publishers Marketplace. There are interviews online with DMLA agents Katie Shea Boutillier, Paul Stevens and Cameron McClure. An interview with Donald Mass is available on YouTube.

How to Submit: Donald Maas says queries must be addressed to a specific agent. Don't query multiple agents simultaneously. Queries are only accepted via email. The guidelines say your query should include a query letter, synopsis and first five pages of your manuscript. See the guidelines for details.

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Address: 1000 Dean Street, Suite 252 Brooklyn NY 11238

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2018-04-29