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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 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 Blackhat
Nov 09, 2017 11:18 am

EQ: 11/6/17
(Query plus first 10 pages)

Women's fiction - 102k
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...)
from KristenH
Oct 24, 2017 4:00 pm

EQ 6/28/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 10/24/17 (No word from nudge.) Congrats on the full R&R OAKLAND!
from padfoot
Oct 21, 2017 12:08 pm

9/19 (as below) she requested the full via a Manuscript Academy consultation. MS sent on 9/20. On 10/1 she emailed to request a phone call, and offered rep!
ETA: I forgot to mention the rest...I accepted! She's a wonderful agent and will be a great advocate for my novel.
Commercial/WF with spec/romance elements 106k words
from WriterGirl12
Oct 09, 2017 9:24 am

EQ + 1st chapter Aug. 22, 2017
FR Sept. 26, 2017
Personal note rejection. Sunday, Oct. 8th

MG, contemporary
from padfoot
Sep 20, 2017 7:20 am

9/19 Scheduled a 10 minute consultation with her via Manuscript Academy. She gave me some great advice on my query and also asked for the full. Super nice and helpful!
from KK_McArthur
Sep 13, 2017 9:09 pm

EQ: 15 July
No automated response email received.
CNR: 14 Sep
from TAChan
Sep 12, 2017 10:25 am

9/8: EQ #pitmad request
9/12: ER (form)

YA scifi, 100k
from cleigh73
Sep 06, 2017 10:56 am

EQ: 6/7/17
CNR: 9/6/17

Women's Fiction 89K
from ltlibrarian
Aug 27, 2017 10:28 am

YA Portal Fantasy - #DVpit request

EQ: 04/26/17
from speckle
Aug 03, 2017 7:42 pm

EQ: 6/16
FR: 7/18
ER: 8/1 Concise but helpful feedback

YA Contemporary
from hollybauer
Jul 31, 2017 6:09 pm

EQ: 6/30
FR: 7/31

Contemporary MG.

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