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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/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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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


EQ:17/09/22
Upper middle grade fantasy horror 47k
from Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:48 pm


EQ: 9/3/22

YA Gothic Horror
from jchsyu
Sep 07, 2022 1:06 pm


EQ: 9/7/22

epic fantasy, 101K
from jennadevillier
Sep 02, 2022 3:00 pm


EQ: 9/2

89k YA Fantasy
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!
from ecassidy
Jul 07, 2022 4:58 pm


I sent my email to her just today but got no confirmation, should I resend it or no?
from NathanRH
Jun 27, 2022 1:22 pm


41 day old form rejection.
from magryme
Jun 21, 2022 10:48 am


EQ: 05/02/22
Form Rejection: 06/21/2022 (from her assistant and similar to earlier posted examples)

76k Middle Grade Science Fiction
from elle_mac
Apr 29, 2022 7:36 pm


EQ: 03/07/22 Adult Fantasy 110k
FR: 04/29/22
from DeeCee2022
Apr 20, 2022 2:12 pm


EQ: 14 February 2022
FR: 18 April 2022
SF 85k

"We respond to all queries, generally within six to eight weeks."

"With her very full client list, Merrilee has to be extremely selective, and she wasn’t able to fully connect with your project."
from vickshi
Apr 11, 2022 1:20 pm


2/3/2022: EQ
4/9/2022: Updated EQ with revisions based on other agent feedback
4/11/2022: FR from agent assistant (very prompt after my update)

Same form E-mail rejection as @UnderTheTree!
from jonmhansen
Apr 01, 2022 7:54 pm


Email query 01/03/22.
Nudged 03/02/22.
Had originally considered this a Closed, No Reponse on 03/16/22, but I then got a form response no from her assistant on 04/01/22. I noted her email system had originally marked it as spam, which, I will admit, makes me nervous about every other Closed No Response I got from another agent.

Urban Fantasy, 85,000 words.

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