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Ms. Melissa Edwards


270 West 39th St., Suite 201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: MelissaLaurenE

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from KimberlySmith
Jul 14, 2017 1:25 pm

EQ: 6/9/17 (#Pitmad)
FR: 7/14/17 (Sent same day)

YA Fantasy
from ecclespenor
Jun 30, 2017 3:36 pm

EQ 03/24/17
CNR 06/30/17

NA Dystopian
from ergotcake
Jun 14, 2017 5:46 pm

EQ: 5/11/17
ER: 6/14/17 So this was weird. 10 min phone call via Manuscript academy. I had forgotten I queried her when I booked the apt... Got some feedback, but it felt weird and I felt really embarrassed afterwards. She said the pitch/concept memorable though?

MG Mystery
from chelseajmosley
May 31, 2017 6:09 pm

EQ: 5/15
FR: 5/31 (sent immediately)
from Boreas
May 08, 2017 10:45 am

EQ: 2/13/17
CNR: 5/8/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from EMBmom
Apr 18, 2017 3:19 pm

EQ - 3/9/17
CNR - 4/18/17
from CicadasAndGulls
Apr 09, 2017 2:16 pm

EQ: 3/5/17
FR: 4/3/17
ER: 4/9/18

A kind, helpful rejection with specific feedback and an encouragement to share future work.

78K Contemporary YA
from ARaven
Mar 15, 2017 3:08 pm

EQ: 13.02.2017
FR: 08.03.2017 (sent same day)
Full Rejection: 15.03.2017 (lovely and personalised feedback)
from rewbooks
Feb 01, 2017 1:00 pm

EQ: 11/02/2016
CNR: 2/01/2017 (91 days)
from LBasher7
Jan 25, 2017 9:17 am

EQ: 10/27 + 1 chapter
*gives up hope after 2 months*
FR: 1/4
ER: 1/25; Personal response with helpful notes. Very nice reply, at least!
from chantelpereira
Jan 21, 2017 11:28 pm

EQ: 11/01/17
YA Fantasy 106k
from CarolBlondette
Jan 06, 2017 2:39 pm

EQ: 1/6/17
Contemporary YA
from SarahLRWriter
Dec 13, 2016 4:59 pm

EQ: 12/1 (favored my #PitMad pitch)
FR!: 12/5; sent 12/6
ER: 12/13
from JJProbe
Dec 03, 2016 10:08 am

EQ: 10/3/16
FR: 11/21/16
ER: 12/2/16
Helpful comments on what what she liked and didn't like...nice of her to take the time and be encouraging while rejecting. 103K Thriller.
from Zelena
Dec 02, 2016 9:12 am

EQ: 12/2

*Favorited my #PitMad pitch

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