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agent :
Rob McQuilkin
Massie & McQuilkin
27 West 20th Street, Suite 305, New York, NY 10011

MASSIE & McQUILKIN is a full-service literary agency that focuses on bringing fiction and non-fiction of quality to the largest possible audience. We work closely with our clients at every stage of a project’s development, submission, and placement—staying involved in all issues of design, publicity and sales, long after the ink has dried on a contract, to ensure that the author’s needs are being met by his or her publisher.

In 2012, MMQ acquired the venerable literary agency Russell & Volkening, Inc. Founded in 1940 by publishing legends Diarmuid Russell and Henry Volkening, and later acquired by Timothy Seldes before its acquisition by MMQ, Russell & Volkening joined MMQ intact as a corporate entity. With its list have come the works of some of the most noted writers in the history of American publishing, including Eudora Welty, Bernard Malamud, Anne Tyler, George Plimpton, Barbara Tuchman, and South African Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. These writers and others join LMQ's own growing list of acclaimed fiction and nonfiction writers.

Please visit us at, to view a list of our clients.
Maria Massie seeks literary and upmarket commercial fiction (including select young adult and middle grade), memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

Rob McQuilkin focuses on literary fiction as well as narrative nonfiction and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, history, biography, art history and cultural criticism.

Jason Anthony is interested in commercial fiction of all types, including young adult, and nonfiction in the areas of memoir, pop culture, true crime, and general psychology and sociology.

Ethan Bassoff seeks literary fiction, crime fiction, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, sports writing, journalism, science writing, pop culture, humor, and food writing.

Laney Katz Becker gravitates toward "book club fiction," (i.e. novels with substance that you're eager to talk about); novels with a great voice; character-driven stories; and smart, psychological thrillers and novels of suspense. She is open to practical nonfiction and memoir, but only if the author has a strong platform. She's always on the prowl for narrative nonfiction (especially from journalists or experts). She does NOT represent romance, cozy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal or dystopian fiction, nor does she handle young adult, children's, middle grade or poetry.

Rayhané Sanders is interested in literary fiction, historical fiction, upmarket commercial fiction (including select YA), narrative nonfiction (including essays), and select memoir.

Stéphanie Abou seeks literary and upmarket commercial fiction (including select young adult and middle grade), crime fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction.

Renée Zuckerbrot is looking for voice-driven fiction, short story collections, narrative nonfiction (especially science, history, biography, memoir, and pop culture).

Julie Stevenson represents literary and upmarket fiction, suspense and thrillers, memoir, narrative nonfiction, YA and children’s books.

Lexi Wangler: Junior Agent & Foreign Rights Associate

Jade Wong-Baxter: Agency Assistant

Please review our up-to-date submission guidelines at
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