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Ms. Melanie Figueroa

Root Literary



Website: rootliterary.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/melaniecastillo/

Twitter: wellmelsbells

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from katine
Sep 27, 2022 5:14 pm


Thank you for sharing @rosemarypotatoes!
from rosemarypotatoes
Sep 27, 2022 5:09 pm


@taliarothschild she posted today on twitter that she responds to all queries!
https://twitter.com/wellmelsbells/status/1574879706033160193?s=20&t=oGot8zvFMCCKzouzphab9w
from ElleDesamours
Sep 25, 2022 7:14 pm


Query sent 9/25/22
YA speculative mystery, 75k
from fictiongirl
Sep 21, 2022 9:08 am


Full request within a day! *fingers crossed*
from rchlwrites
Sep 20, 2022 5:19 pm


Query: 9/19/22
Form Rejection: 9/20/22

Adult Sci-fi 139k

Looks like she doesn't have a single request for anything 120k+, and considering I was rejected almost exactly 24 hours after submission, I think she has an auto-reject filter set up for word counts.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 20, 2022 11:22 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from miirii
Sep 14, 2022 1:53 am


DVPit like: 08/02/2022
FQ: 08/03/2022
Form Rejection: 09/14/2022

Adult Fantasy, 130k
from taliarothschild
Sep 12, 2022 10:10 pm


Also am trying to decide if I'm in a maybe pile. Does she always answer? I'm on day 46.
from dixiejen
Sep 09, 2022 11:53 am


I'm in the same boat. Based on her timeline it does look like she keeps some as maybes and answers later
from WBYS394
Sep 07, 2022 6:52 am


Does anyone know if Melanie does a “maybe pile” or if it should be assumed a no response after a month or two?
from blackhand
Sep 06, 2022 2:06 pm


Form Query: 9.1.22
Form Rejection: 9.6.22

YA Historical, 91k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 30, 2022 9:17 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from katine
Aug 30, 2022 8:05 pm


FQ: 8/30/22

MG Fantasy 64K
from breedoesya
Aug 29, 2022 10:50 am


YA Fantasy, 75k

FQ: 08/29/22
ER (form): 08/29/22
from EmRuBr
Aug 29, 2022 10:28 am


YA Fantasy
FQ: 8/27/22
Form Rejection: 8/29/22

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