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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from RedOryx
Sep 24, 2020 1:20 pm

EQ: 8/21/20
FR: 8/28/20 - sent same day
ER: 9/24/2020

Very kind personalized rejection. She loved my characters but felt something was missing from the plot.

80K contemporary romance
from VictoriaJayne
Aug 27, 2020 10:13 am

EQ: 7/20/20
Full Request: 8/18/20 - Sent same day
Personalized Rejection: 8/27/20

Very kind. Didn't not agree with my Male MC's behavior.

65K Contemporary Romance - Motorcycle Club Romance - First in Series
from natalier
Jul 22, 2020 9:54 am

EQ: 7/15/20

101K YA fantasy retelling
from GuruLord
Jul 07, 2020 4:24 pm

EQ - 6/12
Full Request - 6/12 (sent same day)
Rejection - 7/3 - personalized letter saying there was a lot to love, but didn't feel she knew enough about the social culture behind the book idea to be a good champion

MG Contemp, 56k
from Marilyn8
Jul 02, 2020 7:58 pm

Queried 27 March 2020
CNR 2 July 2020

89k queer ya fantasy
from sarahadler
Apr 17, 2020 8:38 pm

EQ: 1/17/20
CNR: 4/17/20

97k women's fiction
from EMBmom
Apr 12, 2020 4:19 pm

EQ - 4/7/20
Notice of offer of representation - 4/10/20
FR - 4/10/20
ER - 4/12/20
from swatithegeek
Apr 10, 2020 2:25 am

Pitmad EQ: 03/21/20
ER, form: 04/10/20

Adult rom-com, 73k
from kdsd731
Dec 05, 2019 9:27 pm

EQ: 9/5/19

Adult contemporary 94k
from dpfs_2018
Oct 15, 2019 11:41 am

Thanks, Patrick. Not sure how I misread that — multiple times! Oops. We'll see what happens.

EQ: 9/12/19
FR: 10/11/19! Sent same day.
ER: 10/15/19 (great feedback, but a bummer ...)

Romance 71K
from dpfs_2018
Oct 13, 2019 8:58 am

I also received a full request on the 11th and sent a .docx file. I didn't think twice about it — I thought she was simply noting that she didn't want a PDF. I didn't receive a confirmation of receipt either, but I've found the auto-reply doesn't always kick in when sending a full.

Fingers crossed for you (us)!
from Catsamoa79
Oct 08, 2019 11:18 am

EQ: 7/27/19
CNR: 10/8/19
State that if no reply within 12 weeks, it's a pass.
from suzyengland
Sep 24, 2019 8:16 pm

EQ: 09.24.19 - #MSWL Day on Twitter

77K Rom Com
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Hi dpfs_2018,
She is only looking for YA romance, though. Not adult romance.
from dpfs_2018
Sep 12, 2019 9:26 am

Her genres should be updated. According to her bio, she's looking for romance, too.

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