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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from lniichel
Nov 05, 2019 1:56 pm


EQ 10/4
ER 11/4 - form letter from assistant
from KHFlaata
Nov 04, 2019 6:05 pm


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)
Everything through assistant Rebecca

96 K Adult fantasy
from astereves
Nov 01, 2019 6:08 pm


EQ: 9/29/19
ER:11/1/19

111k YA fantasy
from smashem
Nov 01, 2019 6:01 pm


EQ: 9/4/19
PR: 10/23/19 (50 pgs)
ER: 11/1/19 - personalized with some helpful feedback from her assistant, Rebecca Eskildsen. Cried over this one. Really, REALLY would have liked to work with this agent.

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from FosterGeofrys
Oct 15, 2019 3:29 pm


Fantasy/Mythology - 97K
Email Query - 10/15/2019
from Zurizip
Aug 08, 2019 6:06 am


125k Epic Fantasy
EQ: 7/5/18
FR: 7/24/2018
Update Email: 9/13/2018
R&R, detailed, encouraging, and helpful: 10/13/2018

I'll be making the changes since this is my second RnR for the same basic problem.

Submitted R&R 06/09/2019
Ultimately stepped aside 08/08/19
from jennadevillier
Aug 07, 2019 4:27 pm


EQ: 6/18
PR: 7/18 (first 10 pages)
ER: 8/7

79k YA Fantasy
from Charlydaws
Jul 26, 2019 7:33 am


EQ: 6/12/2019
PR (first 50 pages): 6/28/2019
ER: 7/26/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from Utopiandreams
Jul 15, 2019 2:37 pm


EQ: 5/22/19
FR: 6/27/19 :)
ER: 7/15/19 pass from assistant
YA light SF, 81k
from jennadevillier
Jul 15, 2019 8:41 am


Wow turtlefairy1 congrats!!
from turtlefairy1
Jul 11, 2019 10:35 pm


EQ 5/28
FR 5/28
7/2 nudge due to offer
7/11 offer of rep

YA Fantasy
from jennadevillier
Jun 28, 2019 7:36 am


congrats Utopiandreams!!
from GeriMC
Jun 27, 2019 5:48 pm


EQ: 5/22
ER: 6/27
Polite "Water, Water isn't right for her list at this time" from her assistant.

adult Fantasy 80k
from nltsjnread
May 29, 2019 10:53 pm


EQ: April 11th
ER: May 29th.

A form letter from her assistant Rebecca but at least it addressed me by name :)
from taylormc
May 17, 2019 8:40 pm


4/10 EQ
5/7 ER
Form letter from assistant
Thriller 73K

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