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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

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from sarahadler
Yesterday 5:35 pm

EQ: 1/17/20

97k women's fiction
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.
from MNello
Sep 05, 2019 3:22 pm

EQ 6/11/19
CNR 9/5/19 after 12 weeks

YA 68K
from Writer72kehr
Aug 25, 2019 12:37 pm

EQ: 8/25/19
WF 90K
from lonna70
Jul 16, 2019 5:54 am

@catamg, yes, the same happened to me when she requested a full. I think it's because you send your original query to the general submissions email but Melissa responds from her own email. Anyway, congrats! Hope you get good news soon!
from kdprudolph
Jul 15, 2019 6:30 pm

EQ: 5-7-2019
CNR 7-15-2019

Upper MG contemporary 50k
from catamg
Jul 15, 2019 6:27 pm

I received a full request from Melissa on 7/12 and immediately sent the ms - yay! I did not, however, received a confirmation from her, and I usually do from agents requesting a full. I did get the auto-confirmation after the query, just nothing after the full. Anyone else have this experience? Thanks!
from swatithegeek
Jun 11, 2019 9:43 am

PitMad EQ: 06/07/19
ER: 06/10/19, form

YA Romance, 82k

Guys, I received the auto-receipt of confirmation right away.
from jrjaxster
Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm

EQ 02/12/19
FR 03/18/19
ER 04/25/19 with excellent feedback
RR 06/0219

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