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Ms. Melanie Figueroa

Root Literary



Website: rootliterary.com

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

Twitter: wellmelsbells

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 26, 2022 7:02 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Catsamoa79
Jan 11, 2022 10:51 am


EQ: 1/8/22
ER: 1/11/22
Form letter
from SecretCat
Jan 10, 2022 11:09 am


10/29/20201: YA Horror 75k #DVpit and 50-page partial
1/10/2022: Rejection. Said I was in her maybe pile while she deliberated, but she won't be pursuing representation. But she did say it was a close call.

from lckain
Jan 09, 2022 12:32 pm


EQ 11/12/21
Upmarket Psychological Domestic Suspense / Family Saga 97K
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 07, 2022 6:36 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from amylululouise
Dec 01, 2021 6:49 pm


WF 91k
query sent 12/1/21 to Melanie and agency as whole
from ElleDesamours
Nov 08, 2021 5:37 pm


Queried 8/22/2021
Full Request 8/23/2021
Withdrew my full to participate in Pitch Wars 11/6/2021, will resubmit in Feb

YA Spec 88k
from Nateo85
Oct 31, 2021 8:57 pm


EQ: 10/31/2021 SF 106K
from thelizwiththealiens
Oct 17, 2021 10:21 pm


This agency responds to most, if not all, queries. If it's been over 90 days and you have not received a response, re-query, nudge, or give it a bit longer. Also consider: the pandemic may have altered people's work schedules and response times. When in doubt, wait it out.
from OPKiwi
Oct 17, 2021 11:21 am


CNR 100 days
No response to follow up
from Zooks3
Oct 01, 2021 10:44 am


7/14/21 - EQ re: Moody's Bluff - MG
10/1/21 - CNR
from HarpyWalllace
Sep 12, 2021 12:53 am


I've been querying for years now and today was a first. I made the mistake of submitting to this agent twice-- once before and after the name change. Oops lol.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2021 12:16 pm


Profile Update: New last name. Formerly Melanie Castillo.
from karenmccoybooks
Aug 27, 2021 5:44 pm


EQ; 8/27/21

Upper MG Contemporary Fantasy 52k
from Kakook
Aug 27, 2021 12:11 pm


EQ: 07-26-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K

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