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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

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from Kiwi22
Apr 19, 2019 5:30 pm

EQ: 2/18/2019
Full sent: 4/5/2019

YA F 70k

I’m crossing all my fingers and toes. Melissa seems really lovely!

Ktwills79, I put the query in the body of the email and then attached the partial. Good luck!
from ktwills79
Apr 18, 2019 12:19 pm

Did you guys attach both the query and the manuscript? Or did you put the query in the body of the email and then attach the ms? I'm a little uncertain based on what her website says...
from Jlillie
Apr 05, 2019 10:28 pm

EQ: 2/21
FR!!!: 4/1
Rejection: 4/5 Very personalized and kind

YA F 91k
from redpandabear
Apr 04, 2019 3:26 pm

EQ: 6/10/18
FR: 8/6/18
ER: 8/15/18 Polite rejection. Didn't connect.
11/14/18 - I received a non-exclusive R&R from another agent a few months earlier. Once I finished revisions, I reached out to agents who had read the first manuscript, explaining what I'd changed, and Melissa was one of them.
11/26/18 - She requested to see the revised manuscript!!!
3/11/19 - Nudge - Glad I nudged, because (3/18) she got back to me and apologized, saying this somehow slipped through the cracks. It happens and her honesty is appreciated. Said she'd prioritize and get back to me.
4/4/19 - Polite Rejection, still didn't connect.

YA Fantasy 105k - REVISED YA Fantasy 112k
from gmayes
Apr 01, 2019 11:12 am

EQ: 03/04/19
ER: 04/01/19 Candid rejection.
from turtlefairy1
Mar 06, 2019 4:01 pm

EQ 3/01
FR 3/06

YA Fantasy
from mhknecht12
Jan 30, 2019 4:49 pm

EQ: 1/8/19
ER: 1/30/19 Personalized
An extremely personalized rejection detailing what worked and what didn't work for her. It was so kind and I think Melissa would be incredible to work with!
from Buddrcup
Jan 28, 2019 4:22 pm

EQ: 1/23/19
Per website: query and attached first 50 pages as a DOC
ER: 1/28/19 (form)
57,000 word MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from karenleespree
Jan 11, 2019 10:52 am

EQ: 10/15
CNR: 11/1
I closed this one out too soon. She liked the first 50 pages and wants to read more!
Sent: 11/8
ER: 11/ 26 "I've decided that it's not a perfect fit for me and Rubin Pfeffer ... " (forgot to record this earlier. )
from Risa97
Dec 06, 2018 12:09 pm

EQ - 10/18/18
FR - 11/8/18 (sent same day)
R&R - 11/14/18

Her revise and resubmit email was detailed helpful, the kind of feedback you can act on. It was also very kind. I had another agent reject my full for this manuscript with a form rejection, which was super frustrating. I gather from oaklandjpg's comment that these detailed rejections for fulls are standard operating procedure for Ms. Nasson, which straight up shows class. I bet she'd be a really wonderful agent to have as your own.

YA 110K
from Grizzy
Dec 05, 2018 12:22 pm

EQ: 10/15/18
FR: 11/08/18
ER: 12/03/18
Form rejection same wording as DNE424 below.(" I was so taken with your creative premise, but I just wasn't feeling drawn back to the manuscript as a reader.") Disappointed but not complaining. A form rejection email is much better than silence from an agent
YA 71K
from Jeanetto
Nov 13, 2018 6:22 pm

EQ: 10/28/18
MG Sci-fi 79,000

ER 11/12/18 form letter
from oaklandjpg
Nov 13, 2018 5:30 pm

EQ 8/13/18 lower MG
FR 8/20/18
ER 11/12/18 personalized and kind, including detailed comments on ms itself, which will help with next revision -- I really appreciate that generous way of operating; also offered to read/consider revised version
from Catsamoa79
Nov 12, 2018 11:56 am

EQ: 10/4/18
ER: 11/12/18
Form letter
from TheWrite1
Nov 08, 2018 11:17 am

EQ 10/30
ER 11/8

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