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Ms. Merrilee Heifetz

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

Twitter: MerrileeHeifetz

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

Please query with a thoughtful, personalized query letter and the first 10 pages of the manuscript. A synopsis is optional.

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from Rocket
Today 3:23 pm


Coffeemonk, if you're checking in here, did you receive a confirmation when you sent in your partial?
from Utopiandreams
Jan 05, 2018 11:09 am


EQ: 1/5

84k YA SF
from coffeemonk
Dec 20, 2017 9:25 pm


EQ: 12/04/2017
P: 12/20/2017 - first fifty
76k Sci-Fi

Agency submission guidelines indicated just a query letter with a synopsis, however, guidelines posted here on QueryTracker suggested that Ms. Heifetz prefers to also see the first 10 pages, so I included those in my original query as well.
from KHFlaata
Dec 20, 2017 12:27 pm


Eliza_f,

Thank you, that’s what I thought too. I also now see that she specifies that synopsis is optional.
from Eliza_f
Dec 19, 2017 12:31 pm


KHFlaata,

I looked at the website and I believe they are asking for a query. I've seen other agents request an actual synopsis, but in looking at the website I believe they're just asking for a query.
from KHFlaata
Dec 18, 2017 3:51 pm


When they say: "Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique and special, and a synopsis." Does it mean they want a synopsis pasted in at the end of the e-mail, or are they referring to the synopsis "part" of the query itself?
from darylgt
Dec 03, 2017 6:21 pm


EQ: 12/3/17

87K YA SciFi
from t_amcdonald
Aug 16, 2017 3:36 am


EQ 8/1/17 Dark Erotic
ER 8/15/17 Form from assistant

Very selective since they have a full client list. Can send to another agent in the agency if rejected.
from JustinJoseph
Aug 03, 2017 11:59 pm


Has anyone heard from her or her assistant recently? I'm just curious. Has anyone gotten a positive response yet?
from heroic665
Aug 02, 2017 9:47 am


EQ: 7/21
ER 8/2, form from assistant

95K fantasy
from JessyMontgomery
Jul 31, 2017 4:06 pm


I still haven't heard anything from pitdark. Wondering if I should just close it out
from JustinJoseph
Jul 27, 2017 4:23 pm


EQ:7/25
7/27 her assistant asked me to send the first ten pages. I'm crossing everything she'll request more material.
from SaraCo
Jul 19, 2017 3:44 pm


EQ 6/7/17to Caitlin Landuyt who was requesting on her behalf during #pitdark. I did not sent the query right away because another Writer's House agent had a query for a different project.
ER: 7-19-17 (form from Caitlin)
from JessyMontgomery
Jul 13, 2017 7:14 pm


I also haven't heard anything from pitdark. Not sure if maybe those are in a different file?
from SaraCo
Jul 13, 2017 10:37 am


Penchant4words I have not heard anything. I'm getting tempted to nudge because another Writers House agent liked a tweet for a different ms in a later contest, but the WH guidelines say to only query one agent a time. It doesn't clarify whether it is one agent per ms or not so I don't want to take a chance.

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