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Ms. Tia Mele

Talcott Notch Literary Services

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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.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 19, 2019 2:20 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks ClockPrince)
from ClockPrince
Jun 19, 2019 12:53 pm

Today, Ms. Mele stated on her twitter page that she’s closed to queries until September 9th.
from InconstantMoon
Jun 18, 2019 9:35 am

EQ: 6/9
Nudge with Offer of Rep: 6/14
R: 6/18

YA CON, 90k
from kdprudolph
Jun 04, 2019 4:37 pm

EQ 4-30-2019
ER 6-4-2019 form with minor personalization

Upper MG contemporary 50k
from JessicaRussakHoffman
May 23, 2019 3:40 pm

From her twitter 5/23/19:
"I'm caught up on queries through April 24th, so if you sent me a query before April 24th, check your spam folder. If there's nothing from me, please re-send!
Partials: caught up through March 30th
Fulls: caught up through March 10th"
from JulieC
May 16, 2019 2:42 pm

EQ: 3/10/19
PR: 3/27/19 (sent same day)
ER: 5/15/19

Very kind rejection. She complimented my writing and provided detailed feedback on what could be improved. She seems like a great agent.

Contemporary Romance, 80k
from worddance
May 16, 2019 12:42 pm

EQ: 4/18/19
ER: 5/16/19

Rejection with some helpful feedback. Disappointed, but I appreciate the feedback so much. Seems so rare these days.
79,000 words YA Fantasy

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