Sign In
Literary Agents

Ms. Melissa Nasson

Rubin Pfeffer Content

648 Hammond Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join Now


Twitter: melissabnasson

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Learn more about this agent, including:

  • Genres of Interest
  • Typical Response Times
  • Best Query Methods

Become a QueryTracker Member (Free)

Query Guidelines

Please send your query and the first 50 pages as a DOC or PDF file.

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

from m_pepper
Mar 07, 2018 9:37 am

EQ: 1/19
FR: 2/28
ER: 3/7

"I've decided that it's not a perfect fit for me and Rubin Pfeffer Content. I was so taken with your creative premise, but I just wasn't feeling drawn back to the manuscript as a reader."
from bookmaid
Feb 27, 2018 11:19 am

EQ + 50 pages: 1/27/18
FR: 2/14/18

Rejection: 2/27/18 form
from mariejammer
Jan 25, 2018 9:46 pm

@CindyR the submissions page says Mr Pfeffer is referral only but Melissa Nasson is open to queries.
from CindyR
Jan 25, 2018 2:39 pm

Rubin Pfeffer Content is only accepting submissions by referral.
from KSmith
Jan 25, 2018 1:36 pm

EQ: 11/09
ER: 1/25
I had actually closed this one out a while ago, so I'm glad to have the closure. She said she liked the concept but said her list was too full and she didn't feel "excited" about it. For what it's worth, I think I was probably in a "maybe" pile, and I get the feeling she actually did consider my work, so that's something.
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. =(

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.

Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More