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Ms. Melissa Edwards


270 West 39th St., Suite 201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: MelissaLaurenE

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Boreas
Mar 17, 2017 9:27 am

EQ: 2/13/17 (may CNR by 5/13)

YA Action/Drama 107k
from OwenHenryBaker
Mar 15, 2017 10:17 pm

EQ: 3/5/17

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 BethVerde
Dec 02, 2016 9:12 am

EQ: 12/2

*Favorited my #PitMad pitch
from nclar4
Nov 28, 2016 12:08 pm

11/9 Partial request through a contest
11/14 ER with a personal email, giving some feedback.
from clover
Oct 25, 2016 5:08 pm

EQ 9/26
FR 10/20
ER 10/25

I also received a few helpful lines about what worked and didn't work for her. Nice of her to take the time! MG contemporary fantasy.
from VEHust
Oct 23, 2016 10:25 pm

EQ: 9/12/2016
Received and offer from another agent 10/20/2016
FR: 10/21/2016
from NancyA
Oct 13, 2016 3:32 pm

EQ 9/15/16
FR: 10/10/16
ER: 10/13/16
Helpful feedback on what she liked and what she felt didn’t work. A bit disappointed that she didn’t offer an R&R, but it’s wonderful to get such a prompt response and such helpful feedback. Melissa seems like she would be great to work with.
MG contemporary fantasy
from Debbiek
Sep 18, 2016 7:40 pm

EQ 8/31/16
FR: 9/08/16
ER: 9/18/16 Nice, personalized rejection with what worked for her and what didn't.

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