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Ms. Samantha Fabien

Root Literary

New York, NY



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Website: rootliterary.com

Blog: www.samanthafabien.com

Twitter: samanthashnh

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from disastersnorkel
Jun 15, 2021 5:55 pm


EQ: 2/16
Full Req: 4/6
Sent: 4/7
Conf. of receipt: 4/7

Extremely kind personalized rejection on 6/15. Enjoyed many elements, but didn't love it enough. Ah well. Maybe next time.

97k YA LGBT Fantasy
from MelissaMcKinnon
Jun 10, 2021 10:00 pm


Adult Horror Thriller 72K
#PitMad June 2021 Referral

ER: Sent June 4, 2021
Form Rejection: 6/10/2021 "not a match for my list nor the list of my fellow agents"
from sarahmchb
Jun 10, 2021 10:15 am


EQ: 5/10/21 requested during #APIPit - sent first 10 pages
6/9/21 rejection "not a match for my list nor the list of my fellow agents."


Adult suspense 79k
from kitbuddy
Jun 01, 2021 10:50 am


Submitted 3/11/21
Adult fantasy 92k
No response
from magellen
May 25, 2021 2:48 pm


EQ 5/25/21

102k Adult Gothic Horror
from SecretCat
May 25, 2021 10:02 am


EQ: 2/17/2021
Full: 3/26/2021
Rejection: 5/25/2021 Very nice rejection with no actionable feedback. Just seems to be a matter of taste.

YA gothic horror 76k
from lingiswriting
May 10, 2021 7:51 pm


EQ: 5/10/21

Con YA 66K
from tinahuang
May 03, 2021 7:08 pm


EQ: 5/3/2021

Adult Dystopian Sci Fi
from ripley_meg
Apr 29, 2021 2:13 pm


EQ: 4/16

Adult Historical Fantasy
from writinginfragments
Apr 25, 2021 1:38 pm


EQ 3/4/21
CNR 4/25/21

YA Queer Thriller 76k
from tnmoore84
Apr 23, 2021 1:54 pm


EQ: 4/22/21
WF/Rom at 93K

Sent it as a mass submission to the agency since they share work
from AshShees
Apr 13, 2021 8:05 pm


EQ: 2/25/2021
CNR: 4/13/2021
She says 2 months or rejection. Not quite 2 months yet, but I kind of assume any one who says they won't respond unless they want it is a rejection unless proven otherwise.
108K YA fantasy
from JustinJoseph
Apr 06, 2021 4:42 pm


EQ:2/9
The e-mail response said 2 months.
from Laurnsaurus
Apr 06, 2021 4:28 pm


Query: 1/15
Full Request: 1/25
Rejection: 4/5

Extremely kind, personalized feedback and reasoning for rejection.
from Nadler369
Apr 05, 2021 3:31 pm


EQ: 4-5-21
Fantasy 108k

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