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Ms. Melissa Nasson

Rubin Pfeffer Content

648 Hammond Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Twitter: melissabnasson

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from LUV4NA
Nov 08, 2019 4:05 pm

EQ: 9/20/19
ER: 11/7/19

YA Contemporary Fantasy 96k
from storysorcery
Sep 21, 2019 4:17 pm

EQ: 9/18/2019
YA contemporary fantasy (90,000 words)
from LUV4NA
Aug 05, 2019 3:53 pm

EQ: 7/17/19
FR!!: 7/29/19
ER: 8/5/19
NA Contemporary Fantasy

The writing wasn't holding her attention as much as she would have liked. Darn :/

from promiseadance
Jul 20, 2019 9:50 am

PR: 11/2/2017 (agent round of pitch contest)
FR: 2/9/2018
R&R: 11/5/2018
Notified with offer of representation: 12/18/2018
Offer of representation (which I accepted!): 12/28/2018

YA Dark Fantasy, 93K words
from turtlefairy1
Jul 11, 2019 10:44 am

EQ 3/01
FR 3/06
7/2 Nudged due to offer
ER 7/11

YA Fantasy
from EMimimi
Jul 02, 2019 11:41 am

I just don't get it. Why do some people get fast responses while others have to wait 3-6 months to get a reply?
from redpandabear
Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am

EQ: 6/9/19
FR: 6/20/19
ER: 7/2/19 - Rejected with notes.

YA fairy tale retelling 68k
from m_elizabeth
Jun 25, 2019 12:42 pm

EQ: 06/02
FR: 06/18
ER: 06/25 - so quick, which I appreciate! Comments were kind of odd, though... she didn’t like that there was social commentary, even though the story takes place during a time period wrought with social issues? Given that, I’m not too sad about this.

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from tllehmann
Jun 21, 2019 12:22 am

EQ: 6/20/19

YA fairy tale retelling 92K
from EMimimi
Jun 13, 2019 9:41 am

Good luck, dorrie6! Post an update when you get a response.
from dorrie6
Jun 13, 2019 8:25 am

EMimimi, I think sending a nudge is definitely okay! I don't need to do this, because we've had recent interaction when I sent her my revised full, so she knows I'm still in the queue, *I* know I'm still in the queue, we're on the same page. Personally, I'd rather she read my manuscript when she's in the mindset for it, not because I rushed her along. YA fantasy is a tough sell these days, from what I hear, so whatever reason she has for waiting on mine, I'm good with it. YMMV.
from EMimimi
Jun 13, 2019 8:02 am

dorrie6, I think 6 months for a full is too much. Isn't it ok to send a polite nudge after 3 months?
from andshap2
Jun 13, 2019 7:14 am

EQ: 5/9/19
ER: 6/12/19

Thank you so much for thinking of me. I wish I had better news, but I'm afraid this project isn't the right fit for me. I have a very small list and I have to be extremely selective, and unfortunately this just didn't quite grab me.
Thank you again for the opportunity. I wish you the best of luck finding the right agent!

My best,
from dorrie6
Jun 12, 2019 5:26 am

EMimimi it is a full request. I really wouldn't worry about it. She requests a lot, so she always has a lot of reading on her plate. This is a slow process most of the time.
from EMimimi
Jun 12, 2019 12:38 am

@dorrie6, is it a full request or just a query? I queried her on 4/27/19 and she asked for the full on 5/7/19. On 5/14/19 she wrote to me to say that she received my email and will be back to me with her thoughts soon. I'm still waiting.

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