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Ms. Molly O'Neill

Root Literary

New York, NY

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Twitter: molly_oneill

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from dragongirl
Nov 10, 2022 7:36 am

Email Query: 11/10/22

109K YA high/epic fantasy
from karenleespree
Oct 07, 2022 10:06 am

EQ 10-7-22

MG, Contemp.
from Alkbass
Oct 01, 2022 7:30 pm

EQ: 19 June 2022
CNR: 2 Oct 2022

YA Sci-Fi 72K
from sierraeyang
Sep 01, 2022 9:30 pm

EQ: 9/1/22 - Query letter, sample pages, and a synopsis
Got automated confirmation email that gave a 3-month consideration window
from curlygirlknepper
Aug 31, 2022 7:48 pm

4/20/22 - emailed query and 10 sample pages
78K - YA Contemporary Romance
8/31/22 - CNR
from bluelinnet
Aug 27, 2022 2:05 pm

Email query: August 27

MG Fantasy
from RyanFullerton
Jul 28, 2022 9:31 pm

Email query: June 1
Full request: July 20
Rejection: July 26

YA Contemporary/LGBTQ+, 93K
from naturelover
Jul 23, 2022 12:00 pm

June 25 query
July 23 kind form rejection

"Thank you for thinking of me with this project. Although I won’t be pursuing representation, I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work, and wish you every success with it."
from NancyA
May 23, 2022 6:14 pm

EQ 5/20
ER 5/23
Kindly worded and helpful rejection: plot isn’t her cup of tea; suggested a colleague at the agency who enjoys this type of story.

MG contemporary with magical elements
from thamnosma
Apr 13, 2022 7:26 pm

EQ: 02/21/22
83K Memoir
from KaraWritesBooks_97
Jan 04, 2022 8:38 am

The agency website says that you’ll receive an automated reply when your query goes through. I queried last night (already checked my junk mail), and still no reply. Anyone know what’s going on?

Never mind! Found it in another tab on my email. That was unexpected.
from FaunaExtreme
Dec 29, 2021 9:08 pm

EQ: 10/1/21
CNR: 12/30/21
YA Graphic Novel
from penaray
Dec 23, 2021 2:54 pm

EQ: 12/23/21

YA Dystopian 83k
from Sagesoul
Sep 27, 2021 11:37 am

EQ: 7/26/21
CNR: 9/27/21 per her timeline
MG Literary Mystery 51K
from LouiseCottrell
Sep 17, 2021 9:29 am

EQ: 7/21/21
CNR: 9/17/21 58 days
MG Literary 44,000 words

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