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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 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
from AnnPBorrmann
Jan 05, 2021 6:53 pm

EQ: 11/11 picture book
CNR 12/28/20
from VictoriaJayne
Jan 05, 2021 8:27 am

1/4/21 - Resubmitted EQ after substantial edits
1/5/21 - ER - I'm sorry to say I can't read the ms again. I wish you the best. As was expected. Had to take a shot.

98K Contemporary Romance - Motorcycle Club Romance - 1st in Series

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

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

65K Contemporary Romance - Motorcycle Club Romance - First in Series
from messyf
Dec 07, 2020 1:12 pm

EQ: 11/16
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 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

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