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No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.

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Ms. Halli Melnitsky

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Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
May 23, 2012 10:02 pm

No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.
from Whitegardenia
May 15, 2012 11:59 am

Just received a tweet today from Halli:

"Yes, I'm at Adams Media! I just gave myself a month off twitter to get into the new job groove :-) So excited!"

However, no mention of agenting vs editing...
from Mollyblu
May 07, 2012 4:19 pm

I'm pretty sure Adams Media is nonfiction, and I do know that Halli went there as an editor. She was considering representing me before she decided to leave ZSH. I was so bummed. She would have been an awesome agent, but I wish her the best regardless.
from Whitegardenia
Apr 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Adams Media is non-fic only, isn't it? Are they opening up to fiction?

I don't even see Adams Media in QT. Just Adams Literary.
from aberthot
Apr 10, 2012 1:34 pm

Queried her today and got this automated response:

Tuesday, April 3rd is Halli’s last day at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth before starting her new job at Adams Media. If this is an administrative matter, please email If this is a foreign rights matter, or pertains to the London Book Fair, please contact Esmond Harmsworth.

Thank you, it has been a pleasure working with you all.

from qtcloud
Mar 31, 2012 2:40 pm

Did anyone get a confirmation when you sent in your query form? There's an agent, Natasha Alexis, at Zachary - anyone query her? I don't see her on this QT site.
from NWMoomin
Mar 24, 2012 11:24 pm

Okay, just sent a query (lit fic). But wow -- 1,000 characters? Talk about scaling down a query letter. Mine wasn't super long, but that space requirement is skeletal. We'll see ....
from andimjulie
Feb 25, 2012 1:04 am

Partial Request from CupidLC
from AubieCat
Feb 22, 2012 7:53 am

I also just put in a query for Halli on their online form. Maybe I'll hear back. Seems if she likes it she responds quickly.
from Debra1057
Feb 12, 2012 3:18 pm

Just used the online form to submit my query, here's hoping!
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 10, 2012 8:59 pm

Thanks WhiteGardenia.
from Whitegardenia
Feb 09, 2012 12:23 pm

Per Halli on Twitter:

"Just remember, if I like the query, I'll ask for the mss. If I don't respond, the query doesn't interest me."

Patrick, can you make note of this on her profile so everyone knows what to expect (or what not to expect, in this case) when it comes to query rejections?

from Zooks3
Feb 09, 2012 10:55 am

2/9/12 - online form for LBS - contemporary YA. Got a quick response and responded w/query & MS.
2/10/12 - nice personalized rejection (too much action)
from BeckyL
Feb 08, 2012 5:23 pm

I just used the form to send a we'll see.
from wonderfuljourney
Feb 08, 2012 10:51 am

I used the form only minutes ago to ask if it would be ok to query. She wrote back immediately inviting me to send my query!

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