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Ms. Michelle Tessler

The Tessler Literary Agency

27 West 20th Street, Suite 1003

New York, NY 10011


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Online Form: Yes

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from Maranda
Jun 11, 2021 6:11 pm

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.
from Crackedbelle
Sep 14, 2019 12:56 pm

Query: WF on 9/9
PR: a few hours later.
Hoping she'll request the full as she seems like a wonderful agent.
ER: Nice person. Not literary enough for her.
from NancyDWrites
Aug 25, 2019 7:32 pm

EQ: 8/25/19

Memoir 70k
from billybuttercup
Aug 16, 2019 3:29 pm

EQ: Aug 8/19
CNR: Aug 16/19 (she's requested pages for others since my query was sent)

Women's/Historical Fiction - 89K
from jsk_31
Jun 26, 2019 8:04 am

EQ 3/13, lit fic 74,500 words
PR, 3 chapters, 3/13 (within minutes); sent same day
FR 3/13 (she's fast!). She asked for an exclusive look but it's under review by other agents, so I had to ask if she would read anyway. She said yes, so I sent the full same day.
Response to full 3/20: She's not ready to sign the book on, but feels the potential is there if I'm open to revision. She called the next day to give me wonderful, thoughtful feedback, and I'll be excited to resubmit when the ms is ready if I don't sign with another agent before then. Fingers crossed!
2nd round submission 6/12, offered 2-week exclusive on the submission, which she accepted.
ER, 6/25. Heartbroken, but she's not fully behind the book, so it's best.
from LGV_AL
Jun 23, 2019 6:59 pm

EQ form: 5/31/19 literary novel @ 97K words
CNR 6/23/19
from KristenH
May 12, 2019 3:09 pm

EQ 4/1/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/6/19 (Passed via nudge--not good fit)

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