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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 MeganAScott
Feb 11, 2020 3:22 am


How is everyone submitting to Merrilee? The only place I can find what she wants you to sub is on this website--ten pages. Is this right??
from acolvin09
Feb 07, 2020 2:31 pm


EQ: 1/8/20

111,725k Adult SFF
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 Charlydaws
Jan 09, 2020 7:25 am


EQ: 1/9/2020

YA Contemporary Fantasy (59,000 words)
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:49 pm


EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
78K
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
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

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