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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 Jogapher
Aug 31, 2018 7:47 pm


EQ: 8/24
PR: 8/25 (3 chapters)
ER: 8/28

Personalized rejection email. Very admiring of the work, "purely a matter of taste and I encourage you to seek out other opinions."
from KristenH
Aug 26, 2018 7:51 am


EQ 7/23/18 (2nd/final requery Venom)
CNR 8/25/18
from jeasley
Aug 17, 2018 3:24 pm


EQ 94K literary women's fiction
CNR 8/17/18
from Catsamoa79
Jul 02, 2018 10:24 am


EQ: 5/23/18, via form
CNR: 7/2/18
Confirmation note when you submit via their form says 2 weeks, otherwise, it is a "no"
from LightofBeauty
Jul 01, 2018 11:04 pm


EQ: 7/2
from adooley
May 23, 2018 1:56 pm


EQ 2/12/2018
CNR 5/23/2018
70k memoir
from JasonTVoiovich
May 11, 2018 3:00 pm


5/11/2018 business, via online form
from AAuthor
Apr 08, 2018 7:37 pm


3/29/18 online form (easy to use and a relief from the usual need to personalize!)
3/30/18 PR
4/2 Full
4/8 Lovely email about my writing and credentials but not literary enough for her list given the tough market for debuts. No specifics about the book. Was this a form letter?? Other agents who've read the full have said it's too literary. Sigh.
90+k Lit fiction
from tdubphyz
Mar 21, 2018 9:21 am


EQ (via form): 3/14
PR: 3/15 (sent immediately)
ER: 3/21

lit fic, 92k
from laurids
Today 5:41 am


EQ 10/28 w first chap pasted in
Request for 3 chapters 10/29
ER 11/2 standard form
literary fiction
from Blackhat
Nov 09, 2017 11:11 am


EQ: 11/8/17 (submitted via her odd form - hated it)

Women's fiction - 102k
from Valpo1973
Oct 17, 2017 4:23 pm


No query letter needed, just fill out the basic website form. Automatic response upon submission says if you don't hear from them in two weeks, consider your query closed and move on to another agency.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 08, 2017 9:54 am


EQ via form on website: 4/24/17
CNR: 7/8/17
from Katieg6622
Jun 12, 2017 7:47 pm


EQ: 5/17 on referral from a client.
FR (exclusive): 5/17
ER 5/30: Very kind, personalized rejection
from BlueRidgeDave
Feb 22, 2017 11:57 pm


Queried with online form: 2/16/17

Spiritual/Lit. fiction, 117,000 words

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