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Ms. Tia Mele

Talcott Notch Literary Services

Milford, CT

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Twitter: tiathetiger

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from dpfs_2018
Oct 09, 2019 10:19 am

EQ: 10/4/19

Romance 71K
from kdsd731
Oct 09, 2019 9:53 am

EQ: 9/10/19 Upmarket 98k
ER: 10/8/19: I appreciate the feedback. If you're going to get rejected, it's at least nice to know why :) Onward!
"...Unfortunately, I am going to pass on this project. The story sounds interesting with a strong, emotional arc. However, I found the sample pages didn't draw me in as much as I hoped, and that is why I ultimately decided to pass. I wish you the best of luck in finding representation in the future."
from Charlydaws
Sep 23, 2019 8:11 am

EQ: 9/23/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from 7urniphead
Sep 18, 2019 10:07 am

EQ: 9/9/19
ER: 9/18/19

YA contemporary, 60k
from swatithegeek
Sep 18, 2019 1:48 am

EQ: 09/18/19

YA Contemporary, 85k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

(Thanks meddings)
from meddings
Sep 09, 2019 1:29 pm

They announced they are back open to queries on twitter today
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Aug 14, 2019 2:53 am

Query: 4/11/19
Full request: 4/11/10
Revise & Resubmit: 6/27/19 Sooooo nervous! Must get to work. Her feedback and suggestions were on point. Kind of freaking out about it. First R&R.
Resubmitted: 7/13/19
Replied that she's got a backlog of submissions but will get to the revision in the next few weeks.
Notified of offer: 8/9/19
Replied with a congratulations and why the manuscript is still not for her. Wonderfully, though, it was the revised manuscript that got me the offer, so I owe Tia big time!

MG 55k
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Jul 25, 2019 7:50 pm

Tia posted on twitter 7/25/19:
"Inbox Update: I have answered all queries sent to me. If you queries me and haven't gotten a response, check spam! If there's still no response, shoot me an email. It might've gotten lost!
Partials/fulls: I'll answer all of them by the time I reopen to queries in Sept."
from Writer72kehr
Jul 23, 2019 12:03 pm

EQ 2/27/19 50 pages requested from WFWA Pitch Event to Gina Panettieri who handed it to Tia Mele
FR 6/11/19 sent same day
WF 100K
ER 7/23/19 Very kind response. "Loved the narrative voice. Nailed it....Other characters need more development."
This was my first manuscript I have since put in a drawer, but I will query her with my current project when she reopens to subs.
from MReyesWrites
Jul 23, 2019 10:32 am

EQ: June 7th
ER: July 23rd

upper MG fantasy adventure

SUPER nice email rejection. <3 Very personalized. I really appreciate her taking the time.
"You have an interesting story here with high stakes that will draw MG readers in. ... I like the... agency in the story, which is something MG readers love. However, I found that I wasn't as taken with the narrative voice as I hoped. It didn't quite feel MG to me, and that is why I ultimately decided to pass."
from swatithegeek
Jul 17, 2019 10:54 pm

DVpit EQ: 04/27/19 (first 50 pp + synopsis)
Confirmation of receipt: 04/30/19
ER: 07/17/19, personalized

Loved the story arc and characters, but couldn't connect to the voice. I've got literally the opposite feedback during other rejections. Publishing is so subjective, guys! Don't lose hope!!

YA Romance, 82k
from Catsamoa79
Jul 17, 2019 11:17 am

EQ: 6/5/19
Resent 7/14/19, as per agency suggestion. She wrote a nice note back saying she was working through her queries and would be in touch soon.
ER: 7/17/19, interesting and strong plot, but wasn't drawn in by the sample pages.
from Utopiandreams
Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm

EQ: 6/8/2019
ER: 7/15
YA soft SF, 81k

Excited for you jessicarussakhoffman! Crossing fingers!
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Jun 27, 2019 6:32 pm

Thanks @Utopiandreams! I'm more nervous now than when I got the initial full request. More at stake.

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