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Ms. Melissa Nasson

Rubin Pfeffer Content

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Melissa Nasson

Rubin Pfeffer Content

648 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
Picture Book
Young Adult


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Author Comments
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03/18/2023 02:20 PM
Hey guys, when you nudge her, do you forward your original email or write a new one?
02/02/2023 03:53 PM
Kind rejection with apology for the wait, Feb.02.
Nudged, Feb. 01, 2023

Wondering whether there is any point in nudging at this time. Has anyone heard back from the agent recently?

EQ: August 17

MG Fantasy
01/28/2023 10:09 PM
Email Query: November 21, 2022
Closed/No Response: January 28, 2023

PB, 725 words.
01/20/2023 11:55 AM
Email Query: 12/28/22
Nudge w/Offer: 1/19/23
Extremely Kind Step Aside: 1/20/23 (due to scheduling conflicts she wouldn't be able to review in time)

YA Fantasy 75k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/19/2023 12:24 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks erinquill8
01/19/2023 11:35 AM
The website shows Melissa’s currently closed to queries.
12/27/2022 05:30 PM
EQ - 3/17/22
Rejection 12/27/22
12/13/2022 11:27 AM
I sent an e-mail but never got heard back
More than 120+ days
12/01/2022 02:06 PM
@MaryFrances. That's correct. Have submitted to them before
11/30/2022 05:22 PM
It appears this agency wants 50 pages attached to an email. Just checking if anyone knows if this is correct as most want no attachments.
08/04/2022 03:41 PM
1/28/21: Query
5/10/21: Full Request
9/14/21: Nudge
9/15/21: Kind response that she's behind, but it's in her queue.
1/11/22: Nudge
4/7/22: Nudge with revised version after an R&R from a small pub
8/2/22: Request for latest version with kind apology for late response.

74K YA Rom Suspense
07/10/2022 10:25 AM
Email Query 7/10/22

YA Fantasy 98k
01/18/2022 03:21 PM
EQ: 10/26/21 (YA Sci-Fantasy)
ER: 1/18/22 - very nice, form?
"Thank you so much for thinking of me, and my apologies for the delayed response. I fell behind in the fall and I'm still catching up. I wish I had better news, but I'm afraid this project isn't the right fit for me. I'm being more selective than ever, and this just isn't quite what I'm looking for.
Thank you again for the opportunity. I wish you the best of luck finding the right agent (if you haven't already), and I hope you're staying well.
My best, Melissa
10/26/2021 06:26 AM
EQ: 03/13/2021
FR: 08/30/2021
I was in the process of revising for another agent, so I didn't send her the ms until 10/18/2021.

YA Speculative Romance, 72K
10/01/2021 12:01 AM
Melissa is seeking picture books, middle-grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as graphic novels. She is open to all genres, but has a special love for fantasy and science fiction. She enjoys unexpected settings and loves to see manuscripts that bring to light untold stories from history, particularly featuring individuals from marginalized groups.
08/23/2021 06:27 PM
EQ: 8/23/21

08/20/2021 07:30 AM
Full Request 4/30/21
Notice of Offer of Rep 8/16/21
Kind step aside 8/19
07/19/2021 01:10 PM
Queer YA Contemp. 80k
EQ: 7/5/21
ER: 7/19/21

Thank you so much for thinking of me. I wish I had better news, but I'm afraid this project isn't the right fit for me. I have a very small list and I have to be extremely selective, and I just didn't feel the spark of connection I'd need to move forward.

Thank you again for the opportunity. I wish you the best of luck finding the right agent, and I hope you're staying well.
07/04/2021 09:44 AM
GinaBMonroe: That only applies to Rubin Pfeffer, Melissa and Amy are still open to non-referrals. :)
07/03/2021 07:41 PM
Per their website, this agency is only accepting submissions by referral.
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Last Update:
01/19/2023 - Closed to queries.
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