Donald Maass

 

Donald-Maass-photoDonald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) , The Breakout Novelist (2011) and Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.

Submissions:

To query Donald Maass, e-mail to query.dmaass@maassagency.com

In addition to your pitch, please paste the first five pages of your manuscript into the body of your e-mail.  Please allow several weeks for query reply, more if a partial or full manuscript is requested.

Contact:

For all other inquiries, email him at dmaass@maassagency.com

2017 Appearances & Workshops

January 13-15
Breaking Out Your Craft
SCBWI CenCal Writers’ Retreat 2017
Santa Barbra, California
https://cencal.scbwi.org/events/writers-retreat-2017/

March 6-18
Five Kinds of Shiny
Women’s Fiction Writers Association
Online Workshop – Members Only
http://womensfictionwriters.org/content.php?page=Workshops

April 23
Writing the Breakout Novel – Full Day Workshop
Las Vegas Writers Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
http://lasvegaswritersconference.com/donald-maass-workshop/

April 27
The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Full Day Workshop
Prequel Program – Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Colorado Springs, Colorado
https://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/activities/thursday-programming/

May 11-14
Story Masters 2017
With Christopher Vogler and James Scott Bell
Toronto, Ontario
http://free-expressions.com/story-masters

June 2-4
The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Three Day Workshop
Houston, Texas
http://free-expressions.com/emotionalcraft

June 10
The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Full Day Workshop
Oregon Writers Colony
Jantzen Beach, OR
http://oregonwriterscolony.org/donald-maass-workshop-june-2017/

July 11
Master CraftFest – Full Day Workshop
ThrillerFest – International Thriller Writers Annual Conference
New York, NY
http://thrillerfest.com/master-craftfest/

July 12-13
“The Story You’re Not Telling” – Workshop Class
CraftFest – International Thrillers Writers Annual Conference
New York, NY
http://thrillerfest.com/craftfest/

July 23
“Swept Away” – Master Class
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference
Seattle, WA
http://www.pnwa.org/?page=MasterClass

August 17
The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Full Day Workshop
Writers Digest Annual Conference
New York, NY
http://www.writersdigestconference.com/index.php/schedule/the-emotional-craft-of-fiction

September 15-17
The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Three Day Workshop
Seattle, Washington
http://free-expressions.com/emotionalcraft

September 25-October 1
Breakout Novel Intensive Workshop 2.0
Tampa, FL
http://free-expressions.com/breakout-novel

October 19-22
Surrey International Writers Conference
Surrey, B.C.
http://www.siwc.ca/

November 11
The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Full Day Workshop
Virginia Romance Writers
Midlothian, VA
http://virginiaromancewriters.com/workshop-calendar/