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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Rbevin17
Jan 19, 2022 9:27 am

1/28/21: Query
5/10/21: Full Request
9/14/21: Nudge
9/15/21: Kind response that she's behind, but it's in her queue.
1/11/22: Nudge
No response, so I guess I'll file this as a CNR.

74K YA Rom Suspense
from ELarkinWilkin
Jan 18, 2022 3:21 pm

EQ: 10/26/21 (YA Sci-Fantasy)
ER: 1/18/22 - very nice, form?
"Thank you so much for thinking of me, and my apologies for the delayed response. I fell behind in the fall and I'm still catching up. I wish I had better news, but I'm afraid this project isn't the right fit for me. I'm being more selective than ever, and this just isn't quite what I'm looking for.
Thank you again for the opportunity. I wish you the best of luck finding the right agent (if you haven't already), and I hope you're staying well.
My best, Melissa
from charlie_girl
Oct 26, 2021 6:26 am

EQ: 03/13/2021
FR: 08/30/2021
I was in the process of revising for another agent, so I didn't send her the ms until 10/18/2021.

YA Speculative Romance, 72K
from robinkmoore
Oct 01, 2021 12:01 am

Melissa is seeking picture books, middle-grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as graphic novels. She is open to all genres, but has a special love for fantasy and science fiction. She enjoys unexpected settings and loves to see manuscripts that bring to light untold stories from history, particularly featuring individuals from marginalized groups.
from PriscillaKW
Aug 23, 2021 6:27 pm

EQ: 8/23/21

from Wren28
Aug 20, 2021 7:30 am

Full Request 4/30/21
Notice of Offer of Rep 8/16/21
Kind step aside 8/19
from RuthRobertson91
Jul 19, 2021 1:10 pm

Queer YA Contemp. 80k
EQ: 7/5/21
ER: 7/19/21

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 I just didn't feel the spark of connection I'd need to move forward.

Thank you again for the opportunity. I wish you the best of luck finding the right agent, and I hope you're staying well.
from PurpleSkies
Jul 04, 2021 9:44 am

GinaBMonroe: That only applies to Rubin Pfeffer, Melissa and Amy are still open to non-referrals. :)
from GinaBMonroe
Jul 03, 2021 7:41 pm

Per their website, this agency is only accepting submissions by referral.
from elanwi
May 13, 2021 4:36 pm

EQ: 05/02/21
ERej: 05/13/21
One of the nicest rejections I've gotten, Ms Nasson read the material and it showed in her comments. She seems really lovely, I'll be querying her with future projects for sure!
from erinquill8
Mar 22, 2021 1:08 pm

EQ 3/22/21
PB 950 words
from sara_gilbert_writes
Mar 13, 2021 5:23 pm

EQ: 3/13/21

Upmarket YA 50k
from JackSkellington
Mar 11, 2021 6:22 am

Requested my picture book manuscript via Dvpit in October
EQ with requested manuscript: 1/12/2021 (QT shows w/in a few weeks she skipped over my submission and responded to others - rej. and req)
Nudge with offer of representation: 2/26/21
Request for additional manuscript: 3/3/2021: "Congratulations on the offer, and thank you for letting me know. [TITLE] is funny and clever. Would you please send me the other manuscript that received the offer so I can take a look?"

I sent over two more manuscripts and told her each received an offer of rep from a diff agent. I asked if she could respond by [specific date - 10 days from date of emailing her] with a decision. No response. I've since accepted one of the other offers.
from tharvey
Dec 28, 2020 9:02 am

New associate agent at Pfeffer - Amy Flynn

"If you would like to query associate agent Amy Flynn with your picture book, middle-grade, or YA fiction or non-fiction manuscript, please send your query and the first 50 pages as a DOC or PDF file to"

from Artzicarol
Dec 01, 2020 5:42 pm

EQ: 5/16/2020
Full Request: 5/28/2020
sent nudge email: 10/9/2020
response that I'm still in her queue and she's "rapidly catching up": 10/12/2020
ERej (very nice one): 12/1/2020

YA steampunk fantasy, 99k

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