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Ms. Holly Root

Root Literary

Los Angeles, CA

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from carlsonlheath
Yesterday 4:46 pm

I just wanted to let you all know, Holly is really behind on queries.
I queried 6/30/18 and then got an offer of rep and sent her an offer nudge 7/30/18 and followed up right before I was going to make my decision (about a week later).
I just now today 9/20/18 got a nice apology from her saying she just saw my e-mails now. Of course I'm really happy with my current agent, but don't despair if it takes a long time to hear back from her. It doesn't mean she's not interested, it probably just means she's really busy. She seems really nice and wished me the best of luck.
from brandonmc87
Sep 17, 2018 2:19 pm

EQ 4/8/18
ER 9/14/18 (form)

Adult Dark Fantasy 100K
from KristenH
Sep 15, 2018 3:56 pm

Congrats Thulsa!

EQ 7/27/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/4/18 (Passed-not a good fit)
from berttrock
Sep 15, 2018 8:12 am

Congratulations Thulsa_doom! Also, love the name. :)
from Thulsa_doom
Sep 15, 2018 3:37 am

Query 11 March
Rejection 15 September

Six month turnaround! It didn't hurt so much as I'm now agented elsewhere and accepted an offer with a Big 5 Publisher last month, but still, SIX MONTHS!!
from Mldtay
Sep 14, 2018 2:58 pm

EQ: 7/16/18 Query addressed to the agency as they said that is acceptable. It was hard to try to decide between them! YA Fantasy 96K
ER: 9/4/18 Form
from slbynum3
Sep 13, 2018 10:28 am

EQ: 12/8/17
ER: 9/12/18
YA Fantasy

I got the same response as @noranne, although I had closed this one out months ago. Sounds like they held onto it because it was a close call. I'm tired of close calls. I've been querying for several years now.
from noranne
Sep 12, 2018 7:12 pm

EQ 12/21/2017
ER 9/12/2018

Apologized for the long delay and said they had been seriously considering but ultimately passed, invited me to submit future projects.
from tllehmann
Sep 07, 2018 5:03 pm

EQ: 9/7/17

YA Fantasy 95K
from bcmatthews
Sep 04, 2018 8:33 pm

EQ: 7/26/18
ER: 9/03/18 (40 days, form letter)
120K Steampunk
from JMAtkinson
Aug 10, 2018 10:25 am

EQ: 6/10/18 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
ER: 8/9/18 Form letter
from aalogan
Aug 09, 2018 7:53 pm

EQ 6/7/18 39k MG cont fantasy. Rcvd auto-reply receipt: turn-around 8 weeks
8/9/18 ER
from Catsamoa79
Aug 09, 2018 6:56 pm

EQ: 6/30/18
ER: 8/9/18 (two form letters sent within an hour...)
from BillGinTexas
Aug 09, 2018 4:45 pm

EQ: 05/08/2018 84k SF/Horror Short Stories
ER: 08/09/2018 form rejection after 93 days
from m_pepper
Aug 07, 2018 4:21 pm

I also received a response email to my query that gave me an estimated timeline for response (8 weeks in my case).

ER: 7 August (96 days) - form

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