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Ms. Merrilee Heifetz

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: MerrileeHeifetz

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from Claire_47
Jan 06, 2023 8:54 pm

EQ:17/ set 2022
ER: 07 jan 2023
upper middle grande horror 49k

Thank you so much for thinking of Merrilee for representation, but your project is not right for her list at this time. With her very full client list, Merrilee has to be extremely selective, and she wasn’t able to fully connect with your work. We wish you all the best, and thanks again for reaching out to us.


from her assistant
from tstricklandauthor
Nov 29, 2022 1:26 pm

EQ 11/29/2022
Adult Fantasy 84k words
from jchsyu
Nov 18, 2022 1:52 pm

EQ: 9/7/22
CNR: 11/2/22
ER: 11/18/22 (form, from assistant)

epic fantasy, 101K
from jennadevillier
Nov 18, 2022 12:49 pm

EQ: 9/2
ER: 11/18

89k YA Fantasy
from jomizuno
Nov 10, 2022 3:57 pm

Email Query: August 8, 2022 (Fantasy, 103k)
Form Rejection from Assistant: November 4, 2022
from kcartwright
Nov 01, 2022 5:51 am

EQ: 10/29/2022
Emailed submission.
97k Adult Fantasy Romance.
from Feldelroy
Oct 21, 2022 10:24 am

EQ Space Opera 160K -- sent letter and synopsis as per site instructions
from honeybeehorror
Oct 13, 2022 9:45 am

Partial rejection, but kind and helpful comments from her assistant.
from richinman81
Oct 04, 2022 7:58 am

EQ: 10/04/2022
Adult Fantasy 106k
from writersofrohan
Sep 30, 2022 4:12 pm

EQ: 5/16/22
PR: 7/11/22 (Sent same day)
FR: 8/18/22 (Sent same day)
Full Rejection: 9/30/22 (Rejection was personalized, detailed, and provided a lot of helpful feedback)
from Claire_47
Sep 17, 2022 9:46 pm

Upper middle grade fantasy horror 47k
from Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:48 pm

EQ: 9/3/22

YA Gothic Horror
from Writer67
Jul 25, 2022 2:02 pm

EQ: 05.19.2022
PR: 06.09.2022 (Materials sent same day with confirmation email received a few minutes later.)
FR 06.16.2022 (Materials sent 06.17.2022 with confirmation shortly after.)
Full Rejection 07.25.2002 (Personalized with reasons for passing.)

85K YA Fantasy
from VeronicaMars
Jul 20, 2022 12:39 pm

06/03/2022 Queried
07/20/2022 Similar rejection to others about a list being very full and having to be selective.
from Writer67
Jul 07, 2022 5:59 pm

@ecassidy, I didn’t get a confirmation email when I queried, but did hear back in regards to my query about 3 weeks after sending it. HTH!

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