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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from danedraper
Sep 14, 2021 6:43 am


EQ 8/9/21
FR 8/10/21
Offer of rep 9/13/21
from annaowens256
Sep 06, 2021 3:35 pm


EQ to general agency email 9/6/21

80K queer psychological thriller
from Pennywalk1
Aug 20, 2021 1:10 pm


Query #3 Plus first chapter
from MichelleT
Aug 19, 2021 12:31 pm


EQ August 19, 2021
A M 77k
from cakeforall
Aug 17, 2021 2:46 am


EQ: 8/13

YA Con
from ZiggyZoe96
Aug 15, 2021 9:17 pm


Email query: 5/18
Full request: 8/13 (sent same day and received confirmation same day!)
from foreverheiren
Jul 29, 2021 6:39 pm


EQ to entire agency: 4/27
Nudged w/offer of rep: 7/8
Received a response from Melanie after I'd already accepted another agent's offer, and then Samantha also replied w/a full request on 7/29, after the deadline (she had missed my nudge email). So, she's definitely still catching up!
from lpgreear
Jul 20, 2021 10:03 am


EQ: 5/17/2021
CNR: 7/20/21
108k YA LGBTQ+ SFF

Considered this query closed as I didn't receive a response within the agency's cited turnaround time.
from Zooks3
Jul 12, 2021 9:48 am


3/18/21 EQ re: Long & Short - Rom-Com - received immediate auto-response
7/12/21 - CNR
from Anansi
Jul 11, 2021 12:38 pm


EQ: 2/9/21
Received immediate response indicating receipt of query.

Updated EQ: 7/11/21

Contemporary Fantasy 123,000 words
from TeeKayEm
Jul 10, 2021 5:29 pm


Another tweet from Ms. Fabien on 7/9/21:

“Agenting Update:

I’m still getting caught up on requested fulls. (9 more up to 5/29)

Goal: reply to all by 8/2.

still sitting on some exciting queries from 4/21 to now & plan to be in touch soon.

thank you all for your patience!”
from TeeKayEm
Jul 07, 2021 10:45 pm


FYI, Ms. Fabien tweeted this on 6/17/21:

"Agenting Update:

-I'm working to get caught up on my requested fulls up to 5/29.
-there are some queries from 4/21 to now that I'm sitting on until I can get those full requests under control.
-thank you for your patience!"

from tinahuang
Jul 05, 2021 2:40 pm


EQ: 5/3/2021
CNR: 7/5/2021

Adult Dystopian Sci Fi
from lauratheauthor
Jun 28, 2021 10:28 am


Email Query: 6/22/21

Cozy Mystery 89k
from ripley_meg
Jun 25, 2021 8:44 am


EQ: 4/16
Nudge due to offer
Step aside 06/24/21
Adult Historical Fantasy

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