Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 12, 2015

Agent Looking for Clients


Caitlin McDonald – Donald Maass Literary Agency

Caitlin McDonald joined DMLA in 2015, and was previously at Sterling Lord Literistic. She represents adult and young adult speculative fiction, primarily science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and related subgenres, as well as contemporary fiction about geeky characters. She also handles a small amount of nonfiction in geeky areas, with a focus on feminist theory/women’s issues and pop culture. Caitlin grew up overseas and has a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.



All SF/F fiction for adult, YA, and MG, especially secondary world fantasy and alternate history
– Genre-bending or cross-genre fiction, and stories that examine tropes from a new angle
– Diversity of all kinds, including (but not limited to) race, gender, sexuality, and ability, in both characters and worldbuilding

Do not send:
– women’s fiction
– crime fiction
– picture books or chapter books
– screenplays or short stories

To query, please email with the query letter, synopsis, and the first ten pages of your novel pasted into the body of the email.

Response times:
Query letters — up to 4 weeks from receipt.
Partial manuscripts — up to 4 weeks.
Full manuscripts — overnight to 4 weeks.

You can follow Catlin on Twitter: @literallycait

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you for introducing us to caitlin.


  2. Awesome! Passing this along to my sci-fi critique group. Thanks.


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