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Started her own agency. Formerly with Waxman Leavell Literary.

Ms. Holly Root

Root Literary

Los Angeles, CA



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Website: rootliterary.com

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

Twitter: hroot

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from billybuttercup
Jul 18, 2017 1:22 pm


EQ: May 22, 2017
ER: July 18, 2017

YA speculative
Addressed both Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty in query.
from JaeStories
Jul 18, 2017 7:07 am


[76k Futuristic YA]
5/28: EQ w/ 10 pages.
7/18: ER, form.

I tweeted Holly asking if the new agency has a "No Response Means No" policy, or if they reply to all queries. She replied saying: "Thus far we're replying to all & have an autoresponder giving timeline too."
from eebnhab
Jul 15, 2017 5:11 pm


EQ: 7/15/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
from AuthorCJBlack
Jul 15, 2017 3:08 pm


EQ: 5/22/17
95K Epic Fantasy
Nudge: 7/8/17
ER: 7/15/17 Form letter.
from currentlyathogwarts
Jul 15, 2017 1:25 pm


EQ: 07/15/2017




MG Fantasy 64K
from redpandabear
Jul 14, 2017 10:11 am


EQ: 3/13/17
Re-querying: 5/24/17 after checking in and discovering she started her own agency.
Nudge: 7/14/17

YA Paranormal Romance, 78k
from nhlowrey
Jul 13, 2017 9:26 pm


EQ: 06/02
ER: 06/22
from Catsamoa79
Jul 13, 2017 9:22 am


hollybauer - I received an auto reply within 2 minutes of sending my query. You may want to resend.
from hollybauer
Jul 13, 2017 9:12 am


I never even received an autoreply--I wonder if it wasn't even received?
from tiff880515
Jul 12, 2017 7:25 pm


EQ: 5/2 YA sci fi 117k
Haven't received a reply yet. At the time the autoresponder listed the reply time to be 4 weeks. I think it would be okay to requery?
from KristenH
Jul 12, 2017 3:52 pm


Belated: EQ 5/10/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 5/18/17 (Passed--no reason why.) Will try her in 2 weeks with CR.
from JenniferLS
Jun 24, 2017 7:32 pm


EQ: 6/23/17
from shadowconn
Jun 19, 2017 4:40 pm


Since they appear to be a close knit team, I also addressed the query to both of them.
from FarhadShawkat
Jun 17, 2017 4:31 am


EQ: May 25, 2017
ER (form): Jun 16, 2017

Comic Fantasy, 72k
from suzyengland
Jun 10, 2017 9:54 pm


EQ to both agents: 06.09.17

89K Romantic Comedy

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