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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 rebeccatrusty
Jun 14, 2022 7:24 am


FQ: 6/14

Adult psychological thriller 72k
from JBCampbell
Jun 06, 2022 7:45 am


Submitted Query June 6
Adult Urban Fantasy 92K
from sallyawalk
May 17, 2022 9:32 pm


Query: 5/12/22
Form Rejection: 5/17/22

45K MG SF
from Sunshine227
May 17, 2022 3:35 pm


FQ: 5/9/22 63 k YA Hi Fantasy
ER: 5/17/22
Thank you for thinking of me for this project. Although I won’t be pursuing representation, I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it.

Sincerely,
Melanie
from ajmiz827
May 16, 2022 7:34 pm


Query Sent: May 2
MS Type: Adult Contemporary 116K words
Form Rejection Received: May 16 @ 7:07 pm

Thank you for thinking of me for this project. Although I won’t be pursuing representation, I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it.
from Utopiandreams
Apr 21, 2022 11:00 am


4/15/22
FQ: ASF 93K
ER: 4/21/22
from jennadevillier
Apr 18, 2022 9:21 pm


FQ: 4/11
ER: 4/18

89k YA Fantasy
from KDMcQuain
Apr 14, 2022 6:56 am


FQ 4/5/22
FR 4/14/22
LGBTQ+ 109k

Although I won’t be pursuing representation, I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work
from Ace12065
Apr 13, 2022 5:37 pm


EF: 04/0422
RF: 04/13/22
MG Fantasy 65k

Polite form response:

"Thank you for thinking of me for this project. Although I won't be pursuing representation, I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it."
from brianammeyer
Apr 06, 2022 11:20 pm


Originally queried Samantha on 4/5/22 and she forwarded the query to Melanie on 4/6/22.
from CMacDonoghue
Apr 06, 2022 10:21 am


Melanie responded to my query in about a week with a form rejection, very timely. Appreciated that.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 01, 2022 10:41 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 31, 2022 7:41 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from jimjomjamie
Mar 29, 2022 1:05 pm


Form Query 3/25
Form Rejection 3/29
My very first query response and my first rejection! Yay! Got that out of the way. Thanks for the speedy response.
from Amandacatherinewrites
Mar 29, 2022 11:17 am


Originally queried Melanie on 3.23.22 but she kindly passed my manuscript onto Samantha on 3.26.22 which was incredibly kind of her! She seems amazing to work with :)

YA PR 94K

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