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Ms. Melissa Edwards


270 West 39th St., Suite 201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: MelissaLaurenE

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from banaesma
Jun 17, 2022 2:55 pm

EQ: 9 May, 2022
CNR: 17 June, 2022

adult 83k LitFic
from ajsruoff
Jun 10, 2022 11:22 am

FQ 5/5
Full request 6/3, sent same day
6/10 Brief, professional and personalized rejection. She was concise, clear about why it wasn't a fit, and encouraging. I would query her again with future projects.
Adult RomCom 76K
from BarbaraDrake
May 14, 2022 4:27 pm

EQ 5/14/22

Memoir 84K
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 14, 2022 2:20 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

Thanks BlakeParker
from BlakeParker
Apr 14, 2022 1:48 pm

i don't believe she reps YA. from her MSWL and website description, think she's adult only
from ekdwrites
Mar 29, 2022 12:34 am

EQ: 02/18/22
Nudge with offer: 03/28/22
50k MG Contemporary
from JR_Fox
Mar 02, 2022 3:02 pm

EQ 2/28/22

90k romantic comedy
from amylululouise
Dec 01, 2021 7:33 pm

Query 12/01/21

WF 91k
from andyscontras
Nov 12, 2021 2:30 pm

EQ -- 11/12/2021 spec fiction 84K
from swatithegeek
Nov 08, 2021 7:58 pm

DVpit email query: 10/26/21
Full request: 10/27/21
Slight personalized rejection: 11/08/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Pennywalk1
Aug 20, 2021 1:09 pm

Query #3 plus first chapter
from lauratheauthor
Aug 04, 2021 9:39 am

Email Query: 6/22/21
Full Request: 07/14/21
Full Sent: 07/15/21
Rejection with kind feedback: 07/30/21

Cozy Mystery 89k
from dmdomosea
Jul 19, 2021 8:34 pm

EQ: 5/2/2021
CNR: 7/19/2021
MG superhero adventure, 54K
Close enough to 12-week response window to close it as CNR
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 14, 2021 2:36 pm

EQ: 7/14/21
mystery 80k
*Received an email stating if no news after 12 weeks, then it's a rejection.
from tnmoore84
Jun 04, 2021 11:30 am

EQ (Kiss Pitch Request): 5/26/21
FR: 5/26/21; sent on the same day (came 10 mins later! Definitely the fastest request... ever.) She did ask who else was considering the full in her email.
ER: 6/3/21: This was a really nice rejection. It was extremely personalized. She literally sang my praises and then said she had to pass because she wanted the pacing to be a bit faster. She said that real life is often paced the way I wrote but she likes her fiction faster but has no doubt that my story will get picked up.

Soooo... we keep pressing forward. :) Onward!

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