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Ms. Merrilee Heifetz

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: MerrileeHeifetz

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from bookwormwrites
Jul 23, 2020 5:35 pm

EQ 05.25
ER 07.23
from sophiakate
Jul 17, 2020 8:36 pm

Email query 7/17/20

Adult dystopian 90K
from Steinbeck
Jul 13, 2020 5:53 pm

EQ: May 22, 2020
PR: June 2, 2020
ER: July 13, 2020
Personalized rejection with some incredible feedback. :-)

YA Historical Fantasy 128,000
from mawidmaier
Mar 24, 2020 3:34 pm

EQ: 1/24/2020
ER: 3/23/2020 (from her assistant)

170K Adult Fantasy
from MeganAScott
Mar 12, 2020 9:05 pm

@arianatownsend, how do you know you're getting blocked?
from arianatownsend
Mar 12, 2020 8:45 pm

I seem to be getting blocked by the Writers House spam filter - does anyone have suggestions for getting through? I've got no attachments and my subject line has the word "query" in it.
from acolvin09
Feb 27, 2020 11:39 am

EQ: 1/8/20
EQ: 2/24/20

111,725k Adult SFF

"Thank you so much for thinking of Merrilee for representation, but TUNINGS OF THE HARP 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 project. We wish you all the best, and thanks again for reaching out to us."
from Charlydaws
Feb 25, 2020 6:54 am

EQ: 1/9/2020
ER: 2/24/2020

YA Contemporary Fantasy (59,000 words)
from KHFlaata
Jan 22, 2020 7:10 am

EQ 12/18
P 1/20 first fifty
Full request 1/23
R&R 3/19
Revision sent 11/30 (2018)
R&R round 2: 4/17 (2019)
Second revision sent 9/1 (2019)
Unfortunately, step aside 1/22

96 K Adult fantasy
from LPMcCammon
Jan 17, 2020 10:02 pm

EQ 12/7/19
ER 1/8/20

From her assistant
from melodywingfield
Jan 15, 2020 2:04 pm

Merrilee was at the top of my list for agents I wanted to work with. I received a nice letter from her assistant, Rebecca, stating similar to what others have reported: she has to be selective, not right for her list at this time.
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:49 pm

EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
from sdewitthall
Dec 16, 2019 11:02 am

EQ: 11/20/19 87K LGBTQ+ literary suspense
ER: 12/13/19 Form rejection from Rebecca Eskildsen.
from cfreili
Dec 13, 2019 4:17 pm

EQ 11/24
ER 12/13 form

94k Adult SF
from lniichel
Nov 05, 2019 1:56 pm

EQ 10/4
ER 11/4 - form letter from assistant

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