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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 jennadevillier
Yesterday 7:19 pm


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

79k YA Fantasy
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 Charlydaws
Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm


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

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
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 KHFlaata
Jun 23, 2019 6:28 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)
Everything through assistant Rebecca

96 K Adult fantasy
from Zurizip
Jun 09, 2019 11:21 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
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
from MandyMBallard
May 16, 2019 12:45 pm


EQ: 3/30/19 (107k YA fantasy)
ER: 5/16/19
from allycat176
May 04, 2019 6:25 am


EQ: 4/16/19
FR: 4/16/19 (from assistant)
ER: 5/3/19 helpful with feedback
YA Sci Fi retelling 89k
from shaedes
May 03, 2019 8:43 pm


EQ: 4/25 (#DVPit Request)
ER: 5/3 (form letter)
from ShannaHughes
Apr 29, 2019 2:28 pm


EQ: 4/23 (#DVpit request) query + first ten pages
FR: 4/29

YA contemporary, 69K.

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