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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

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JMAtkinson
Jun 10, 2018 9:44 am


EQ: 6/10/18 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
from aalogan
Jun 07, 2018 9:32 pm


EQ 6/7/18 39k MG cont fantasy. Rcvd auto-reply receipt: turn-around 8 weeks
from rochellekarina
Jun 06, 2018 5:22 pm


@Cashwinne - thanks! I followed the instructions to the letter (as I always do, kind of a stickler that way...). Guess I'll resend.

Sent and this time got the confirmation email immediately. Should have noticed that way back when I first sent the darn thing.
from aus10phile
Jun 06, 2018 1:29 pm


I got the auto reply about 9 weeks ago. No response yet otherwise.
from Cashwinne
Jun 06, 2018 12:05 pm


Yes, you should receive an auto-confirmation of receipt. If you didn't, something probably ended up in the wrong box. This is what mine looked like:
Hi! Thanks for your query. We've received it and our current turnaround time for response is roughly:

Eight weeks

If you receive an offer of representation in the meantime, please drop us an email to let us know. Thanks, and we look forward to considering your work.

Did you have "Query" in the subject line by any chance?
from m_pepper
Jun 06, 2018 11:03 am


I also received a response email to my query that gave me an estimated timeline for response (8 weeks in my case).
from Catsamoa79
Jun 06, 2018 10:15 am


rochellekarina - I queried her over a year ago and I did get an immediate response that my query had been received, followed by a rejection 2 days later. i would resend it if I were you, with an explanation about not being certain it had been received.
from rochellekarina
Jun 05, 2018 10:54 pm


Is everyone getting the auto reply when they query? I got zero response (auto or otherwise) and I'm debating between a nudge/resend and marking as CNR.
from Thulsa_doom
Jun 03, 2018 8:10 am


Last semi-regular replies to queries were back in February, and maybe only half. So prepare to wait or CNR. She may be unofficially closed to queries.
from jaymeinman
May 30, 2018 12:38 pm


EQ: 1/24/18
Follow up sent 3/26/18
Holly's assistant Taylor responded to the follow-up, saying that since the follow-up email had the word "Query" in it, my query bounced back to the end of the line at that time. Taylor said they DO respond to all queries, but I haven't received anything yet, as of May 30.
from Christi12
May 17, 2018 4:36 pm


ER: 1/30
CNR: 5/17/18
from Cashwinne
May 09, 2018 9:16 am


EQ: 5/9/18

80k YA Urban Fantasy
from redpandabear
May 08, 2018 11:12 pm


EQ: 5/8/18

YA Fantasy 90k
from BillGinTexas
May 08, 2018 11:28 am


EQ: 05/08/2018 84k SF/Horror Short Stories
from Thulsa_doom
May 03, 2018 7:21 pm


EQ: 11 MAR
CNR: 4 MAY

No response to query. Fantasy alt-historical 95k

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