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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 Watchdog
Mar 15, 2019 1:13 pm

EQ 12/19
FR 1/28
ER 3/15

Detailed feedback, with kind words about what did and didn’t work for her. I’d recommend querying her.
from Jeanetto
Feb 10, 2019 8:02 am

EQ: 11/26/18
MG sci-fi
CNR 2/10/19
from KristenH
Feb 03, 2019 3:52 pm

EQ 8/29/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 1/17/19 (No word from nudges)
Update: ER 1/29/19 (Passed--no reason)
from nightowlwriter
Oct 31, 2018 2:38 pm

EQ: 10/17/18
FR: 10/17/18 (30 minutes later!)
ER: 10/31/18 Personalized, though highly subjective.

#DVpit request YA Fantasy
from surfrat224
Oct 24, 2018 12:58 pm

EQ: 7/19/18
CNR: 10/24/18

YA Contemporary
from Jessmina
Oct 24, 2018 11:04 am

EQ: 10/18/18 (#dvpit request)
ER: 10/24/18

I asked for feedback from her rejection, said my project was not the right fit for her topically.
from milli505
Oct 08, 2018 4:54 pm

EQ: 7/11
FR: 9/27
ER: 10/8 - nice personalized rejection detailing what she liked and what she didn’t

YA contemporary, 76k
from askjudyww
Sep 09, 2018 9:36 am

MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/09
from hairaplenty
Aug 23, 2018 6:12 am

4/13/18 YA Contemp thriller/suspense
CNR 8/23/18
from Fj2018
Aug 21, 2018 11:37 pm

EQ 5.24
CNR 8.21
from rivershadow654
Aug 16, 2018 11:16 am

8/16/18 EQ (YA Fantasy/Adventure, 104K)
from KristenH
Aug 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Eq 4/30/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 7/30/18 (Passed from nudge--no reason why)
from MLMFalcon
Jul 31, 2018 4:51 pm

@ Hulagirl

I don't think so. She's a lawyer by training and is offering that service to people in the industry that would appreciate the skills of a lawyer with specific experience in publishing. I suspect it would appeal more to self-pubs, or authors at micro-pubs who don't have an agent, but would still like an expert legal opinion before signing anything.

Her clients at Stonesong have a standard agency agreement with the usual commission only.
from Hulagirl
Jul 26, 2018 9:49 pm

Is this a conflict of interest? She's got her own consulting firm and is apparently charging up front for something she's not supposed to be charging up front for at Stonesong. Per one of her tweets on Twitter:

"Hey y'all! Guess what? In addition to agenting at Stonesong, I have a new venture called MLE Consulting, where agents and authors can hire me to read and negotiate contracts. Info at ."
from tiff880515
Jul 07, 2018 8:04 pm

EQ 7/6/18
FR 7/6/18

YA fantasy 90k

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