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agent
Melissa Edwards
Stonesong
270 West 39th Street, #201, New York, NY 10018
http://www.stonesong.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/melissalaurene

Melissa Edwards joined Stonesong as a literary agent in August 2016. Previously, she was a literary agent at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency, where she managed the foreign rights for a 40-year backlist. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt Law School, Melissa began her career as a litigation attorney before transitioning into publishing. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and a constant partner during the publication process and beyond. Melissa represents authors of children’s fiction, adult commercial fiction, and select pop-culture nonfiction. She is looking for warm and timeless middle grade fiction and accessible young adult fiction. For adults, she is looking for fast-paced thrillers and smart women’s fiction. She can be found on Twitter @MelissaLaurenE, where she often tweets her active Manuscript Wishlist requests under #MSWL.


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Juvenile fiction, Children's books, Pop culture nonfiction, Middle grade fiction, Young adult fiction
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Her authors include the New York Times Bestselling Doug the Pug (St. Martin’s Press and HarperDesign), Brenda Rufener (HarperTeen), Flora Ahn (Scholastic), Brigit Young (Roaring Brook), Carrie DiRisio (Sky Pony), Tim Bono, Ph.D. (Grand Central Publishing), Dianne Freeman (Kensington), Sebastian Plata (Sky Pony), Megan Westfield (Entangled), Amanda Morgan (Simon Pulse), Matthew Ross Smith (Aladdin), Julia Nobel (Sourcebooks), Lillian Clark (Knopf) and Phoebe Stone (Scholastic), among others.
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Attorney
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To query, please email a query letter and ten sample pages to Melissa's attention at submissions@stonesong.com.