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Ms. Michelle Tessler

The Tessler Literary Agency

27 West 20th Street, Suite 1003

New York, NY 10011



Website: www.tessleragency.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from prosperity1
Oct 02, 2021 6:18 pm


8-25-21 query memoir 38k
from Bonni_Brodnick
Sep 23, 2021 4:17 pm


Online Query 9/23/21
33K memoir
from Bonni_Brodnick
Sep 23, 2021 4:17 pm


Online Query 9/23/21
33K memoir
from OPKiwi
Sep 21, 2021 12:29 am


CNR 73 pages.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Sep 07, 2021 5:23 pm


This is a screen print I got immediately after submitting the (four paragraph!) form:

Thank you for your query.
We give every query we receive careful consideration.

Due to the number of queries we receive, however, we can only respond to submissions that we are interested in pursuing. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, please assume that your project is not a good fit for our list.

In this case, please do seek out other opinions. The Literary Marketplace is a good resource for finding other agents who may be of service.

Thank you so much for thinking of us.
from blue2280
Aug 06, 2021 2:46 pm


Does anyone know if once the query is submitted using their form, if a confirmation email is sent? I didn't receive anything, so who knows if it went through?

Women's fiction 8/5/21
from Maranda
Jun 11, 2021 6:11 pm


FQ:6/11/21
from Numi777
May 29, 2021 9:38 am


EQ: 5/18/21
PR: same day
ER: a week or so later, not literary enough
family saga, 91k

Based on other's comments, she's quick if she thinks she might like something, and equally quick to decline. ;)
from LarkMarie
Apr 20, 2021 9:38 am


Query, 2/5/21, 135k true crime/me too memoir

from tdubphyz
Jan 11, 2021 3:58 pm


EQ: 2021/1/11

LF, 81k
from TinaHendricks
Nov 29, 2020 11:13 am


adult female-driven comm fantasy, mag realism 88k 11/29/20
from keisenbraun
Jun 27, 2020 3:24 pm


Form query: 3/4/20
CNR: 6/27/2020
from ceb1129
Feb 05, 2020 3:26 pm


EQ: 2/4/20
PR: 2/4/20
ER: 2/5/20 very quick turnaround, which lessens the blow. she said she's very selective about taking on new clients, especially debuts, and skews more literary
from sfdwriter
Oct 31, 2019 12:21 pm


FQ: 10/31/19

upmarket WF 92K
from MAnthony99
Oct 18, 2019 8:08 am


EQ: 9/16/2019. Graphic Memoir.
CNR: 10/18/2019.

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