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Ms. Merrilee Heifetz

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: MerrileeHeifetz

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E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from KHFlaata
Apr 17, 2019 2:36 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)

96 K Adult fantasy
from MandyMBallard
Apr 02, 2019 2:35 pm

EQ: 3/30/19

107k YA fantasy
from QueryingTomato
Mar 15, 2019 7:27 pm

EQ: 2/11
Partial request from assistant: 3/15
Partial sent: 3/15
from RebC123
Mar 12, 2019 7:08 pm

EQ: 2/13
Partial: 3/12

YA Historical Fantasy, 60K
from Fordwalker
Feb 22, 2019 6:15 pm

Form rejection after 38 days, but like Lacey I'm just happy to get a definite response. :)
from LaceyCottingham
Feb 22, 2019 5:56 pm

EQ: 1-20-19
Rejection: 2-22-19
Form. A rejection is always better than ghosting!
from noranne
Jan 18, 2019 12:57 pm

EQ: 1/18/19

About a minute later got a message that my email had not been delivered due to
" SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
550 High probability of spam"

Not sure why my query would get spammed, I followed the submissions guidelines, no attachments, the word query in the subject line...anyway, at least I got the notification so I was able to re-send from another email. Seems like it must have been the fact that my email is at my personal domain?? I can't be the only writer who has an email like that.
from aalogan
Dec 13, 2018 4:41 pm

EQ 10/11/18 70k adult fairy tale retelling
12/12/18 Nudged with offer of representation from another agent
12/13/18 Rejection from assistant (Rebecca Eskildsen)
from AlliePenn
Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm

EQ: 11/8/18
Partial Request: 11/9/18
Full Request: 11/13/18
Full Rejection: 12/12/18

YA Fantasy, 88k
from askjudyww
Oct 17, 2018 2:48 pm

SF 140K
EQ: 9/05
ER: 10/17
from nairforceone
Oct 17, 2018 12:31 pm

EQ: 8/27/18
ER: 10/17/18

80k Sci-Fi Humor
from Zurizip
Oct 15, 2018 10:18 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.
from DLSproule
Aug 21, 2018 6:24 am

EQ: 7/24/18
ER: 8/20/18

140K SF (Mixed Genre really, but SF is the most undeniable one)
Very nice personalized form rejection
from spieles
Aug 10, 2018 8:23 am

EQ: 4/25
PR: 5/16
FR: 5/18
follow up on 6/25
ER: Very kind rejection summed up with "didn't connect enough" and better with a more passionate agent.

SciFi 99k
from Nycteris
Jul 27, 2018 10:35 am

EQ - 4th of July 2018 (adult spec fic, 96k)

Partial 24 July 2018; already had an offer elsewhere, so partial upgraded to full.

27th July 2018 - Polite rejection of full.

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