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Ms. Alyssa Maltese

Root Literary



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Website: rootliterary.com

Blog: www.alyssamaltese.com

Twitter: lyssmaltese

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from generalconditional123
Sep 18, 2022 10:46 pm


If we queried Root before Alyssa joined and got rejected, is it okay to query Alyssa again?
from Claire_47
Sep 17, 2022 10:12 pm


EQ:17/09/22
middle grade horror 47k
from Catsamoa79
Sep 14, 2022 10:54 am


EQ: 6/10/22
CNR: 9/14/22
from CRogers
Sep 13, 2022 10:04 am


EQ: 9/13/22

YA LGBTQ+ 79k
from curlygirlknepper
Sep 08, 2022 10:49 am


9/8/22 - Email Query - query letter and first 10 pages of MS
82K - YA Contemporary Romance
from skifast
Sep 08, 2022 7:23 am


She posted on Twitter yesterday (9/7) that she's caught up on submissions and full requests. I assume this means she's read all queries, so I guess if you haven't heard from her, it's a no.
from skluci08
Aug 08, 2022 12:52 pm


EQ: 7/29/22
85k contemporary fantasy
from Doctorslug
Jun 20, 2022 8:49 pm


EQ: 06/20/22
YA horror 97k
from dmthiele
Jun 02, 2022 10:30 am


Queried 6/2/22 to agency's inbox. Rec'd auto response that it was rec'd. Auto response states no response after 3 months is a pass.

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