Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Caitlin McDonald of The Donald Maass Literary Agency

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 9.09.19 PM.pngCaitlin McDonald is a literary agent at the Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Caitlin 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.

Looking for:
– All SF/F fiction for adult, young adult, and middle grade, 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 or military fiction
– Christian fiction
– picture books or young reader chapter books
– poetry, screenplays or short stories

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