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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from pisaco
Jan 07, 2020 2:58 pm


EQ: 1-7-20 YA fantasy 82k

Received immediate response:

Hi, and thank you for your query! We have received your email, and our turnaround time for response is roughly:

Eight to twelve 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.
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:56 pm


EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
73K
from success73
Jan 02, 2020 12:12 pm


EQ-1/2/2020 - YA - 87K
from mforestaesq
Dec 20, 2019 7:28 am


EQ 12/13/19
Form email rejection 12/19/19

77k YA Contemporary

short email signed by 4 members...was surprised as I submitted to her upon a high recommendation from my editor who has worked with her with the quick impersonal rejection...on to the next one I guess!...;)
from Falen1
Dec 06, 2019 2:12 pm


EQ: 10/7
Full Request: 11/26
Nudge due to offer of rep: 12/6
Kind step aside: 12/6

YA contemporary fantasy
from wowza19
Dec 03, 2019 9:29 am


EQ: 11/18/19
Form rejection: 12/2
Upmarket 86K
From web site: "A no from one is a no from all."
Scratch that one off the list! :)
from JFlorence
Dec 02, 2019 8:02 pm


EQ: 11/15/19
Form Rejection: !2/2/19

Adult Fantasy 78k
from Stargrave
Dec 02, 2019 3:43 pm


Form letter signed from four different people. Even more impersonal than your average form!
from laurablackwell
Dec 02, 2019 3:34 pm


EQ: 11/18/19
Form rejection: 12/2/19

YA SF 68.5K
from otherside
Dec 02, 2019 3:06 pm


EQ: 11/14/2019
Form rejection: 12/2/2019

Adult romantic comedy 80k
from dancingdove311
Nov 11, 2019 9:42 pm


EQ 9/5/19
ER 11/11/19
96K YA Fantasy

I think I was in the maybe pile... so disappointing!
from Nadler369
Oct 23, 2019 10:33 am


EQ: 10/09/19
ER: 10/22/19
125k Fantasy

Thank you for thinking of us with this project. Although we won't be pursuing representation at this time, we appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it.
from cheesymoonboy
Oct 23, 2019 8:37 am


EQ: 9/19/19
ER: 10/22/19
95K SF Thriller

Thank you for thinking of us with this project. Although we won't be pursuing representation at this time, we appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it.

Sincerely,
Holly, Taylor, Molly & Melanie
Root Literary
from cfreili
Oct 22, 2019 6:37 pm


EQ 9/21
ER: 10/22 (form)

Adult SF 94k
from keisenbraun
Oct 04, 2019 3:03 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. Auto-response email says current turnaround time is roughly 8 weeks

EQ: 7/14/19, upmarket, 90k
ER: 10/4/19, form response

Thank you for thinking of us with this project. Although we won't be pursuing representation at this time, we appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you every success with it.

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