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Ms. Holly Root

Root Literary

Los Angeles, CA

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Twitter: hroot

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E-Mail: Yes

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from kersey22
Sep 08, 2019 5:05 am

Congratulations, grrimacylon!!! Woo-hooo!!!
from jennadevillier
Sep 05, 2019 3:26 pm

EQ: 7/22
ER: 9/5

79k YA fantasy
from mikewyantjr
Aug 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Auto-Responder reported a response time of 8 weeks. It looks like that's set periodically and not some default email template.
from kci3011
Aug 27, 2019 7:07 am

EQ: 6/27
CNR: 8/22

Fantasy 125k
from andreanoursejacobs
Aug 23, 2019 1:59 pm

Congratulations grrimacylon! This is most definitely real life <3
from jennadevillier
Aug 23, 2019 1:48 pm

from grrimacylon
Aug 23, 2019 1:34 pm

EQ 7/15
Notified of offer of rep 8/8
Full Request: 8/16
Email from Holly saying she had read it alongside Melanie Castillo, and would I mind if Melanie called regarding an offer of representation. OF COURSE I WOULD NOT MIND: 8/19
Offer call: 8/21
ACCEPTED and signed!: 8/23



from nmscholl
Jul 26, 2019 2:39 pm

EQ: 7/26/19

YA High Fantasy 118K
Sent to entire agency... they're all fantastic!
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 SH_writer
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

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