Sign In
Literary Agents

Ms. Holly Root

Root Literary

Los Angeles, CA



E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join Now

Website: rootliterary.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/hroot/

Twitter: hroot

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Learn more about this agent, including:

  • Genres of Interest
  • Typical Response Times
  • Best Query Methods


Become a QueryTracker Member (Free)

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

from chiara1900
Jan 13, 2021 8:59 am


EQ: 01/13/21
upper YA Fantasy 116k
Addressed to the agency
from mdeagle
Dec 17, 2020 12:29 pm


EQ: 11/18/2020
ER: 12/17/2020 - Rejection from entire agency
YA Post-Apocalyptic with Romantic Elements 88K
Addressed to the agency
from Kate_TheAvidWriter
Dec 07, 2020 8:40 am


EQ: 12/7 - got auto-reply for confirmation of receipt.
from M_Heck
Dec 06, 2020 5:30 am


41 day form reject
from giannifranco
Dec 03, 2020 10:16 am


comm fic sent to general email 08/16
denied
from thatgirlwrites
Nov 24, 2020 12:32 am


Queried adult magical realism (90k) on November 19th
Form rejection on November 24th
from natalier
Nov 23, 2020 3:06 pm


Queried a YA fantasy retelling (101k) on Nov. 15th
Form rejection on Nov. 23rd
from andyscontras
Nov 23, 2020 1:11 pm


EQ -- 11/11/2020 Speculative Fiction 84K
form R -- 11/23/2020
from jennadevillier
Nov 11, 2020 11:10 am


EQ: 10/7
ER: 11/10

88k YA Science Fantasy

Addressed to the entire agency, per their website guidelines allowing it
from Interluke
Nov 02, 2020 11:15 am


EQ 9/29/20
Confirmation indicates 8-10 week response time
ER 10/22

Upmarket HF 90k
from Mossie
Oct 22, 2020 6:38 pm


EQ: 11th Oct
ER: 22nd Oct (form)

Adult fantasy murder mystery 80k
from TinaHendricks
Oct 18, 2020 12:47 pm


Adult commercial fantasy-magical realism, 87k 10/18/20
from MandyMBallard
Oct 12, 2020 2:24 pm


EQ (submitted to all of Root Lit): 9/11/20
Confirmation of receipt (stating turnaround time of 6-8 weeks): 9/11
ER: 10/9

90k YA fantasy
from notsonewbie
Oct 05, 2020 6:41 pm


EQ: 2/11/20
Notification of offer: 10/2/20
Nice step-aside form rejection: 10/5/20

92k Contemporary romance
from noldorian
Oct 01, 2020 5:30 am


EQ: 7/18 (to entire agency)
Auto confirm email said 8-10 weeks

CNR: 10/1

Gonna CNR this one. Hate doing it for agencies that don’t say “assume a pass” but since I sent it to the whole agency, I don’t think my query was high enough priority to reject :/

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.


Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More