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Ms. Lindsay Mealing

Emerald City Literary Agency

718 Griffin Ave, #195

Enumclaw, WA 98022



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Website: emeraldcityliterary.com

Twitter: lindsaymealing

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from pkmerlott
May 17, 2018 10:03 am


5/15/18 - Email query (F 125k)
5/17/18 - Form Rejection.
Points for quick turnaround, but agree with others that referring queries to Writer's Digest etc. is a bit tacky.
from newsomeam
May 08, 2018 9:58 am


5/4/2018 - Email query (Dark Fantasy 80K words)
5/8/2018 - Form rejection that referred me to Writer's Digest and this website, which I was already on.
from RockWhitehouse
May 07, 2018 5:11 pm


5/3/2018 - Sent email query, SF 120K words
5/7/2018 - KInd but nonspecific rejection. "Unfortunately, it's not a perfect fit for me." Could be a form letter but hard to tell. Hoped for more as this was one of my higher priority agents.
from KellyFriedman2013
Apr 27, 2018 1:41 pm


EQ: 4/24/18
ER: 4/27/18

Very kind rejection. It wasn't her taste.

Paranormal Romance - 53K
from brandonmc87
Apr 20, 2018 11:33 am


EQ 4/17/18
ER 4/20/18 (Form - Really bummed about this one. Thought my story was right up her alley.)

100k Adult Dark Fantasy
from sgduong
Apr 15, 2018 11:01 pm


EQ: 10/16 #MSWL
FR: 10/21!!!
ER: 12/19
Even though it was a pass, I HIGHLY recommend querying Lindsay. She was kind enough to provide a few lines of feedback and I actually fixed the flaws she mentioned under my writing mentor's guidance (I got into a mentoring program a couple months after her rejection). I'm sad she's no longer accepting YA SFF but I wish the best of luck to the rest of you! YA Fantasy ownvoices 92k
from woodpanel
Apr 09, 2018 9:20 pm


EQ: 4/3/18
ER: 4/518

Form rejection
90k adult sci-fi
from Ophidia
Mar 16, 2018 3:20 pm


EQ 3/14
ER 3/16
F, 125 K

I thought the rejection letter was awkwardly written, and the attempt to be helpful by referring me to Writer's Digest, et al. felt like she didn't even read the query, since I have a track record of publication and it seemed directed at a novice.
from justlikethediet
Mar 15, 2018 9:07 pm


EQ 3/8 (#pitmad request)
ER 3/11 (form)

90k adult contemporary fantasy
from Cabbagetroll
Mar 12, 2018 12:49 pm


EQ: 3/8/18
ER: 3/11/18

Form rejection.
Appreciate the speed, though.
from furthestofgardens
Mar 10, 2018 2:42 pm


EQ: 2/15/18
FR: 2/19/18 (!!!)

90k Adult fantasy
from elrichards
Mar 08, 2018 8:33 pm


EQ: 3/5/18
ER: 3/7/18 (form)
Adult SF
from tmdefrench
Mar 07, 2018 11:59 am


EQ: 3/5/18
ER: 3/7/18
58k ya suspense
I submitted it before she updated her genres to not include ya anymore, but we’ll see.
Got the rejection today. I saw that she’d just signed another writer whose book was YA and then took Ya off her genres. Bummer. But on to the next one!
from karareynolds
Mar 06, 2018 12:22 pm


If you've been thinking about querying Lindsay Mealing, there's a great opportunity to get feedback from her on your query letter and first page! She's participating in Operation Awesome's Pass or Pages contest this month. Details here: https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2018/03/march-2018-pass-or-pages-agent-panel.html.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 05, 2018 2:10 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

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