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Ms. Melissa Nasson

Rubin Pfeffer Content

648 Hammond Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Twitter: melissabnasson

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from vilene
Jan 03, 2018 3:24 pm

EQ 11/20
FR 12/1
Nudge due to offer of rep 12/21
Pass due to not enough time to consider 1/2
from Artzicarol
Jan 03, 2018 3:13 pm

EQ: 9/9/2017
FR: 10/20/2017
(Full requested after she read the 50 pages sent as per website instructions; sent 10/22)
ERejection: 1/3/18 [personalized, very nice]

YA "grounded" fantasy, 84K
from Bastet
Nov 07, 2017 9:42 am

EQ: 1/26/17
FR: 2/25/17
Sent: 8/24/17
ER: 9/29/17, personalized
YA Contemporary Fantasy
from Lupine
Nov 03, 2017 9:29 am

10/9 - EQ
10/27 - FR
11/3 - personalized rejection. it was very thoughtful of her to take the time to write out why she didn't think the book worked for her.

YA fantasy
from night_librarian
Nov 01, 2017 11:41 pm


Not sure if there's a list already out there, but this should help you out:

EQ: Email query
ER: Email rejection
R: Rejection
FR: Full Request
PR: Partial Requst
CNR: Closed, no response

Might be more, those are all the most frequently ones used here. If you see any you don't understand, feel free to ask! :)
from ktwills79
Nov 01, 2017 2:13 pm

I just submitted my query to Ms. Nasson, but I'm so new to twitter and QT that I don't know what all the abbreviations stand for (FR, CNR, etc). Is there a list somewhere so I can get up to speed!?! Thanks! Katie
from KAWiggins
Oct 18, 2017 2:31 pm

Queried Sep. 1, 2017
Full request: Oct. 17, 2017

Her timeline for responses was listed at 8 weeks on the website (Oct. 27 in my case), so at the moment she may be on top of/ahead of reviewing queries (6-7 week response time) if that helps anyone. :)
from jaustail
Oct 04, 2017 10:30 pm

EQ: 20th August 2017
ER: 5th October 2017

Space Opera YA
from Glitterfox
Aug 25, 2017 8:40 am

Yep, same here. She was very pleasant to correspond with, so I was hoping for some personalized notes on my manuscript. Oh well, back to the trenches!
from AGirlHasNoName
Aug 24, 2017 3:18 pm

Huh. Just got the same exact email as NancyA for a full I've had out for about 6 months. Kind of sad to see it was a form. =(
from NancyA
Aug 24, 2017 2:39 pm

EQ 10/11/16
ER 8/24/17 with an apology for being so long. She had a folder with queries that was misplaced. So perhaps some of you who thought it was a CNR may still have a chance.

Liked the concept but didn’t feel the necessary spark from the 1st 50 pp. (MG contemporary fantasy) She seems very nice.
from awrite
Aug 22, 2017 4:23 pm

EQ & 50 pgs: 7/31
FR: 8/4
R: 8/22 personalized

YA Dark retelling
from mimibean
Aug 21, 2017 9:58 am

EQ & 50 pages: 7/10
ER: 8/21

Honestly, one of the nicest rejections that I've ever received.
from ARiley
Aug 10, 2017 10:57 am

EQ: 6/20
FR: 7/17
ER: 8/7
from deebiedoobie
Jun 27, 2017 9:04 am

EQ: 5/29
ER: 6/27

YA Psychological 80k

She actually commented on why my opening chapters didn't work. I'm surprised she said anything at all. I'm sure she would have made a terrific agent.

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