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Ms. Melissa Edwards


270 West 39th St., Suite 201

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: MelissaLaurenE

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from amylululouise
Dec 01, 2021 7:33 pm

Query 12/01/21

WF 91k
from andyscontras
Nov 12, 2021 2:30 pm

EQ -- 11/12/2021 spec fiction 84K
from swatithegeek
Nov 08, 2021 7:58 pm

DVpit email query: 10/26/21
Full request: 10/27/21
Slight personalized rejection: 11/08/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Pennywalk1
Aug 20, 2021 1:09 pm

Query #3 plus first chapter
from lauratheauthor
Aug 04, 2021 9:39 am

Email Query: 6/22/21
Full Request: 07/14/21
Full Sent: 07/15/21
Rejection with kind feedback: 07/30/21

Cozy Mystery 89k
from dmdomosea
Jul 19, 2021 8:34 pm

EQ: 5/2/2021
CNR: 7/19/2021
MG superhero adventure, 54K
Close enough to 12-week response window to close it as CNR
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 14, 2021 2:36 pm

EQ: 7/14/21
mystery 80k
*Received an email stating if no news after 12 weeks, then it's a rejection.
from tnmoore84
Jun 04, 2021 11:30 am

EQ (Kiss Pitch Request): 5/26/21
FR: 5/26/21; sent on the same day (came 10 mins later! Definitely the fastest request... ever.) She did ask who else was considering the full in her email.
ER: 6/3/21: This was a really nice rejection. It was extremely personalized. She literally sang my praises and then said she had to pass because she wanted the pacing to be a bit faster. She said that real life is often paced the way I wrote but she likes her fiction faster but has no doubt that my story will get picked up.

Soooo... we keep pressing forward. :) Onward!
from annaowens256
May 10, 2021 9:57 pm

EQ 5/10/21

Psychological thriller 87K
from Isolamelia
Apr 01, 2021 10:21 am

EQ: 11/30/20
CNR: 4/1/21
MG Fantasy
from ef_oh_ex
Mar 11, 2021 5:59 pm

Email query: 1/17/21
FR: 2/24
Offer of representation: 3/11

86k romantic comedy
from lisangus
Mar 03, 2021 2:37 pm

She asked for my full MS on Feb 10, rejected it Mar 3. "I think the writing is strong, but I'm not sure I see a path for this book to stand out."
Which is an interesting point: to accept a book, an agent needs to feel they can pitch publishers on why the book is outstanding. Strong writing is not enough!
from sunrae3
Feb 23, 2021 1:44 am

EQ: 11/9/2020
CNR 2/23/2021
MG Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 05, 2021 11:28 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from AubreyDTE
Jan 12, 2021 6:53 pm

Email Query 10/17/2020
Full Request 12/15/2020 (Sent same day)
ER: 1/12/2021 Very kind rejection. Said she felt my career would be better handled by someone who represents more YA Fantasy. :)

YA Contemporary Fantasy 76K

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