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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 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.

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


WOOOO CONGRATS GRRIMACYLON!!
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

IS THIS REAL LIFE.

Romance

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 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

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