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Ms. Holly Root

Root Literary

Los Angeles, CA



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Website: rootliterary.com

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

Twitter: hroot

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from keisenbraun
Jul 14, 2019 3:42 pm


Using as a stand-in for Melanie Castillo, who is not listed on the website but is mentioned on their Publisher's Marketplace page.

EQ: 7/14/19, upmarket, 90k

Auto-response email says current turnaround time is roughly 8 weeks
from kci3011
Jul 08, 2019 10:01 pm


EQ: 6/27

Fantasy 125k
from SasaHawk
Jul 04, 2019 7:39 am


EQ: 7/1/19

Ya F
Sent general query to agency bc any of them would be wonderful to work with.
from lonna70
Jul 01, 2019 1:37 pm


EQ: 6/4/19
ER (form): 7/1/19

Adult speculative, 80K
from StorySpinner
Jul 01, 2019 12:08 pm


EQ: 31st May 2019
ER: 1st July 2019

Adult Dark Fantasy, 117k
from lindsaywhat
Jun 26, 2019 12:15 am


EQ: 6/14/19
YA spec fic 78k
from m_elizabeth
Jun 24, 2019 12:35 pm


EQ: 06/09
FR: 06/23
(Confirmation 06/24)

The request came from Melanie, who I believe is an assistant there. So thrilled! And just a little bit terrified!

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from merrygawain
May 24, 2019 12:14 am


EQ: 5/6/19
ER: 5/23/19

historical fantasy 175K
from turtlefairy1
May 22, 2019 2:50 pm


EQ 11/04/18 (DVPit request)
FR 11/28/18 (sent 11/30)
ER 5/22/19

YA Fantasy
from MandyMBallard
May 07, 2019 11:50 am


EQ: 3/30/19 (107k YA fantasy)
ER: 5/6/19
from Carafoshizzle
Apr 18, 2019 12:39 pm


EQ: 4/18/19
YA Sci-Fi
from paddler
Mar 11, 2019 2:00 pm


EQ 2/25/19
Form rejection 3/11/19
97k sci0fi
from TammyPigott
Mar 04, 2019 11:35 pm


EQ: 2/22/19
Form Rejection: 3/4/19
from Earth2Andy
Mar 04, 2019 6:15 pm


Are y'all getting the ERs from the same submission email? I submitted on 1/16,got the automatic receipt, then... Nothing. As I saw the first few ERs I thought maybe that meant maybe I'll get a request. But now I'm. Worried I got lost in the slush or spam lol
from TangoTango
Mar 04, 2019 1:52 pm


EQ: Feb 16 (entire agency)
ER: March 4
YA Contemp

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