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Ms. Samantha Fabien

Root Literary

New York, NY



Website: rootliterary.com

Blog: www.samanthafabien.com

Twitter: samanthashnh

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from rebeccatrusty
Sep 19, 2022 3:21 pm


Form query: 9/19/22

Adult thriller 72k
from RomncLvr
Sep 12, 2022 4:59 pm


FQ: 8/10
Nudge w/offer of rep: 9/1
Kind step aside saying she wouldn't have time to evaluate the manuscript: 9/6
from haleywarrington
Sep 12, 2022 9:53 am


FQ: 9/8/2022
74k Adult Contemporary Romance
from toasty_supreme
Sep 07, 2022 2:04 pm


FQ 8/10
FR 9/7

LGBTQ YA contemporary 73k
from Petra_Parsons
Sep 06, 2022 6:04 am


FQ 8/10/22
FR 9/6/22

89k Historical Romance
from emwriterc
Sep 01, 2022 4:55 pm


General Query to Root: 12/10/21
Full Request from someone on the team not sure who: 2/8/22
Nudge: 6/15/22
Form Rejection: 7/13/22

DVPit like from Samantha
Q: 8/3/22
Polite Rejection: 8/29/22

YA LGBT mystery 99k
from omenboy
Sep 01, 2022 4:00 pm


@morningstar21 that is not correct about this agency having a “pass from one is a pass from all” policy. Below I have pasted the pertinent sentence from the submissions page on the Root website:

(If you have queried an agent directly rather than the agency-at-large, this means you are also free to submit to another agent at Root Literary once the stated consideration window has passed.)
from snowrose
Aug 29, 2022 11:58 am


FQ: 08/03/22
FR: 08/29/22
Adult Fantasy, 110K
from nswedberg
Aug 27, 2022 10:17 pm


Query submitted: 8/18/22
Form rejection: 8/27/22

82k Adult speculative fiction
from coleroe
Aug 26, 2022 12:10 pm


Query: 8/3
Form Rejection: 8/26

Adult SFF 93k
from danielleewrites
Aug 23, 2022 4:35 pm


FQ: 8/23/22

Adult Fantasy: 110k
(Client Referral)
from evflynn
Aug 04, 2022 7:35 pm


FQ: 8/4/2022

92k Adult Fantasy
#DVPit Request
from morningstar21
Jul 25, 2022 1:33 am


I believe this agency has an "if an agent said no, its a no from the whole agency" thing.
from MeggieSue13
Jul 12, 2022 8:20 am


FQ: 07/04/2022

136K Adult Contemporary Fantasy
from colbywilkens
Jul 06, 2022 2:39 pm


Sent general Root Query: 4/22
Nudge with offer of rep: 6/22
Full Request from Samantha: 6/27
Kind Pass: 7/6
82k Adult Rom Com

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