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Ms. Tia Mele

Talcott Notch Literary Services

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Twitter: tiathetiger

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from mirandaf
Dec 06, 2018 10:22 pm

@rhyan_wittman it looks like she's gotten to most queries sent before 11/17 :) requested material appears a bit variable.
from Rhyan_Wittman
Dec 06, 2018 8:57 pm

Anyone know what date she's up to?
from JennBouchard
Dec 06, 2018 4:13 pm

I do appreciate that she took the time to read the sample pages and reply with her feedback.
from ilikejokers
Dec 06, 2018 8:21 am

Tia really does take her time to read and consider every query she gets. She had my full over the summer and passed on it, but she provided me with TWO pages of notes which helped me to revise the novel. I sent her my revisions this fall and she gladly re-read my novel but ultimately passed. I now have an offer of representation from another agent, but Tia's notes were invaluable to making my novel grow to its true potential. Every rejection will bring you closer to where you're truly meant to be. Don't give up!
from mirandaf
Dec 05, 2018 9:39 pm

@katiekat1758 I’m sorry her answer made you cry :( I’m not sure how long you’ve been querying, but I find the more I do this the more grateful I get when an agent takes the time to give specific feedback instead of a form rejection. She’s taking an extra minute out of her day to let you know how she thinks you can make the ms better! As nice as it would be to get a rejection praising the best parts about your ms, that wouldn’t be nearly as helpful :-) Everyone’s taste is subjective, though, so I wouldn’t take it too personally. Just let the feedback sit for a few days and when your head is clear you can decide how much you agree or don’t agree with it. I do think it’s awesome that she took the time to give you a personalized reply!
from planetofsound
Dec 05, 2018 3:43 pm

EQ: October 21/18
PR: October 29/18 :)
ER: December 5/18

Personalized and friendly. Ah, well!

MG fantasy, 51k
from katiekat1758
Dec 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Very rude. Said the introduction didn't sound interesting, despite my beta reader loving it. Didn't even highlight the good points of the query or story. I spent part of the night crying. AVOID.
from Jeanetto
Nov 27, 2018 6:56 am

EQ: 11/10/18
MG Sci-fi
ER: 11/29. Nice email saying that my story sounded interesting but that the narrative picked up too slowly for what she is looking for. Funny—her rejection is so helpful and kind that it made my day.
from Buddrcup
Nov 16, 2018 8:40 am

EQ: 11/15/18
ER: 11/15/18
Personalized rejection. Liked certain things about it but didn't connect with narrative voice.
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 words
from Catsamoa79
Nov 16, 2018 7:36 am

EQ: 11/2/18
ER: 11/16/18
Said story sounded interesting, but not right for her list.
from dorrie6
Nov 15, 2018 4:29 pm

I don't usually leave comments in these forums, but I really appreciated Tia's style, so I wanted to say so. EQ today, ER same day, with some nice comments and a specific reason why she didn't feel she was the right agent for my book (felt the plot was a bit out of her wheelhouse). Friendly, fast, and helpful.

YA Fantasy, 90k
from askjudyww
Oct 29, 2018 2:40 pm

Original EQ to Gina Panettierri, who then referred it to Tia Mele.
Partial requested by Tia on 10/3.
ER with a helpful note explaining why, on 10/29.
from maciesnow
Oct 12, 2018 3:48 pm

EQ: 10/10
ER: 10/12 - Helpful and personalized response, which was nice. She said that while she loved my concept, she had trouble connecting with the voice.
from bearmama
Oct 09, 2018 7:25 pm

EQ: 10/4
Partial request and sent: 10/7

YA Fantasy, 88K
from tllehmann
Oct 09, 2018 9:57 am

EQ: 10/6
PR: 10/7
Partial sent: 10/9

YA Fantasy, 95K

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