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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 Blackhat
Feb 20, 2018 6:21 pm

EQ: 11/6/17
CNR: 2/20/18
(Query plus first 10 pages)

Women's fiction - 102k
from WhiteGardenia
Feb 17, 2018 2:50 pm

@aelizmaclennan, I don't see your query info reflected on the QT Data Explorer or Timeline for this agent. What genre?
from aelizmaclennan
Feb 17, 2018 1:44 pm

Thank you WhiteGardenia!
from WhiteGardenia
Feb 16, 2018 4:03 pm

Congratulations on your offer of rep, aelizmaclennan!
from aelizmaclennan
Feb 16, 2018 7:00 am

EQ - 10th Jan
Nudge with offer of represenation - 2nd Feb
FR - 2nd Feb
Personalised rejection with compliments - 8th Feb.
from LightofBeauty
Feb 03, 2018 1:44 am

EQ: 2/3
from dandydo
Jan 26, 2018 11:50 am

EQ 1/17

MG Contemporary
from vilene
Jan 09, 2018 6:43 pm

EQ 10/4
FR 11/15
OFFER OF REP!!!! 12/21

YA Contemporary

So, after some seriously difficult consideration, I decided to go with another agent. But Melissa is seriously incredibly. She knows books and really sees authors for who they are. Anyone would be lucky to have her as an advocate.
from vilene
Dec 19, 2017 7:24 pm

And now she's up to December 1 in queries, per Twitter.
from vilene
Dec 18, 2017 5:43 pm

From Twitter: I am caught up on queries until November 16, in case anyone is wondering. Using this week to read a bunch more.
from KaylaMKing
Dec 02, 2017 12:27 pm

EQ: 8/07/2017
CNR: 11/17/2017

YA Speculative 93K
from AuthorTeacherkl
Nov 18, 2017 3:29 pm

EQ: 7/27/17 (10 pgs. -- 12 wks or it's a NO)
CNR: 11/18/17

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from eebnhab
Oct 30, 2017 3:30 pm

EQ: 10/30/17

International Thriller 72K
from bestseller1980
Oct 27, 2017 11:15 am

EQ: 10/2/17 (#DVpit)
FR: 10/2/17
ER: 10/27/17--Personalized rejection. Complimentary with good feedback.

YA Contemporary
from oaklandjpg
Oct 26, 2017 3:43 pm

EQ 8/19/17
FR 9/25/17
R&R invite 10/5/17; R&R sent 10/22/17 (and thanks, KristenH; we shall see...)

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