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Ms. Merrilee Heifetz

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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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 jessikalindst
Jul 11, 2018 5:06 pm

EQ: 6/10/18 with first ten pages
I am super nervous about this one being that she represents one of my favorite authors who also inspired me to write what I sent too; crossing my fingers!!

97k adult fantasy

ER: 7/11/18
Form letter from assistant. A bit saddened but oh well, got to keep trying.
from Xinzang
Jun 12, 2018 6:53 pm

EQ 05/23
ER 06/12

SF, 95k
from Catsamoa79
Jun 01, 2018 1:44 pm

EQ: 5/23/18
ER: 6/1/18
Form letter from assistant Rebecca Eksildsen
from spieles
May 21, 2018 9:35 am

EQ: 4/25 - mortified after the fact that I spelled her name wrong /fail.
PR: 5/16 *wipes brow*
FR: 5/18 ...did not expect that. *crosses fingers, toes, puts body in a pretzel*

SciFi 85k
from aus10phile
May 17, 2018 11:07 am

Did anyone get a confirmation after sending a partial? I sent it as a separate email titled "Requested Materials" and included the original query, but now I'm wondering if I should have just replied to the email chain. Because, you know, I need something new to worry about.
from Eliza_f
May 16, 2018 9:30 pm

EQ: 5/16/18

MG Fantasy 76k

(and by the way congrats, spieles-- so exciting)
from bookwormwrites
May 11, 2018 2:32 pm

EQ: 02.05
PR: 03.07
FR: 03.14 (!!!!!)
ER: 04.30 personalized and helpful. They seem like a great set of people to work with!

78k YA Fantasy
from shewrites
Mar 21, 2018 12:13 pm

EQ 26 Feb
FR 21 March from Merrilee's assistant :)
Sent same day
from Laurnsaurus
Mar 20, 2018 2:13 pm

EQ: 7/26/17
Re-query: 2/4/18. (Since it seemed like she replied to all queries, I checked in to see if it was lost in a spam folder.)
PR: 3/7/18
ER: 3/15/18. Personalized, and very kind.
from KHFlaata
Mar 19, 2018 5:30 pm

EQ 12/18
P 1/20 first fifty
Full request 1/23
R&R 3/19

96 K Adult fantasy
from heayates
Mar 19, 2018 1:27 pm

EQ: 2/15/2018
FR: 3/6/2018 (response from Rebecca Eskildsen, Assistant to Merrilee Heifetz)
Full text sent: 3/12/2018
ER: 3/13/2018

Rebecca said Merrilee is taking on very few picture books and they didn't quite connect with the project so they are stepping aside.

Quirky, offbeat children's book 890 words
from mawidmaier
Mar 16, 2018 10:38 am

EQ: 1/5/18
PR: 1/23/2018
ER: 3/15/2018
115K adult fantasy

I followed the agency submission guidelines, but her assistant asked me to go ahead and send in the first 10 pages and query again. Rejected 3/15/18.
from justlikethediet
Mar 15, 2018 9:02 pm

EQ 1/5 (sent 10 pages + synopsis, per QT guidelines)
PR 1/24 (sent 1/25)
R&R 2/27 (sent 3/9)
ER 3/15 (personalized)

93k adult contemporary fantasy

My first request!
from Rocket
Jan 21, 2018 3:25 pm

No, no confirmation here. I was getting nervous but if no one else got one either, then I guess it's fine.
from KHFlaata
Jan 20, 2018 4:09 pm

chibichibi - no, no confirmation. Anyone else?

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