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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from tdarnell
Jun 25, 2022 8:30 am


Queried on 6/6, responded 6/25 saying she passed it to another colleague at her agency who she felt was a better fit which I felt was a very kind thing to do. I guess I will hear back from this other agent instead. I appreciate her honoring my work like that.
from AuthorNatalie
Jun 23, 2022 12:31 pm


Form query: 5/10/22
Nudged with offer of rep: 6/22
Full manuscript request 6/22 (!), sent same day
Psychological thriller with strong romantic elements, 98k words
from m_mastro3m
Jun 23, 2022 10:17 am


queried 5/10/22
rejected 6/22/22

Thank you for thinking of me for representation. After careful review of your query and sample pages, unfortunately, I'm going to have to pass. I'm truly sorry not to be writing with better news, but in the competitive marketplace, I have to be pickier than ever in my decision-making. Please keep in mind that publishing is a subjective industry. Although this didn't work for me, that doesn't mean it wouldn't work for someone else. I encourage you to keep submitting this and I hope other agents feel differently. Many thanks for the opportunity to consider your manuscript and I wish you all the best in your search for representation.
from rsilvestro
Jun 22, 2022 9:33 pm


Originally queried 5/5/22 but made subsequent edits
Requested via email on 6/22/22 if I could w/d and resub - Samantha ok'd it
Sent new query pkg 6/22/22
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 14, 2022 1:09 pm


Form query: 3/28/22
(most polite) Form rejection: 4/5/22
90K adult contemporary romance
from jennadanyew
May 30, 2022 3:49 pm


Form rejection, though a very kind one.
from Patrick (admin)
May 27, 2022 10:04 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from STatoun
May 25, 2022 11:09 pm


FQ: 4/30
FR: 5/25
from ajsruoff
May 25, 2022 3:17 pm


FQ: 4/20
FR: 5/25
kind form rejection:

Thank you for thinking of me for representation. After careful review of your query and sample pages, unfortunately, I'm going to have to pass. I'm truly sorry not to be writing with better news, but in the competitive marketplace, I have to be pickier than ever in my decision-making. Please keep in mind that publishing is a subjective industry. Although this didn't work for me, that doesn't mean it wouldn't work for someone else. I encourage you to keep submitting this and I hope other agents feel differently. Many thanks for the opportunity to consider your manuscript and I wish you all the best in your search for representation.

75K Adult Rom Com
from cellcultured
May 07, 2022 5:02 am


FQ: 13APR22
Form rej 7may
from CMKinzig
Apr 10, 2022 3:36 pm


FQ: 3/2/2022
FR: 3/29/2022
95k urban fantasy
from EJos33
Apr 08, 2022 9:34 am


query - 3/21/22
form rejection - 4/8/22

79k YA lgbtq+ thriller
from brianammeyer
Apr 06, 2022 11:12 pm


Query sent: 4/5/22
Forwarded to Melanie Figueroa
And now I wait.
from messyf
Apr 06, 2022 5:26 pm


Query 3/12/22
Form rejection 4/5/22
from Amandacatherinewrites
Apr 06, 2022 10:07 am


Originally queried Melanie Figueroa on 3.23.22 but she kindly passed my manuscript onto Samantha on 3.26.22
Fingers crossed as I know she's amazing

Rejection: 4.6.22
Big sad but you can't win them all unfortunately!

YA PR 94K

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