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Ms. Molly O'Neill

Root Literary

New York, NY



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Website: rootliterary.com

Blog: www.mollyoneillbooks.com/

Twitter: molly_oneill

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from shawnspeakman
Jun 27, 2020 12:38 pm


EQ: 3/19/2020
ER: 6/26/2020 FORM

90K YA SF&F
from shawnspeakman
Jun 27, 2020 12:37 pm


EQ: 3/19/2020
ER: 6/26/2020

90K YA SF&F
from rachaelthewriter
Jun 26, 2020 3:35 pm


#OwnVoices LGBT YA Contemp Fantasy - 77k

EQ - 5/28/2020
Form R - 6/26/2020
from dclawr
Jun 24, 2020 12:26 pm


EQ 3/18/20
CNR 6/24/20
MG contemporary
65,000 words
from jwparente13
Jun 21, 2020 8:52 am


EQ: 6/5

YA Dark Fantasy 87k

Query receipt states response time 8-10 weeks
from BookishB
Mar 13, 2020 4:12 pm


EQ: 3/13/20 YA contemporary (87k)
from rewbooks
Mar 02, 2020 11:12 pm


EQ: 2/10/20
YA Mystery 80K -- Just realized I didn't include a word count, great start.
Saw her at a conference and thought she was great!

3/2/20 Nudged with surprise interest from a small press--Quick Breezy Rejection, which I appreciate.
from Appalachiosaurus
Jan 22, 2020 10:20 am


EQ: 3/14
CNR: 5/1
5/20: I may have closed this too soon...
5/23: R&R! Very positive request to revise and resubmit.
7/1: Submitted R&R
7/30/19: Accepted offer of REP!!!!
PB, 400 words.

from KJohnson_10
Jan 12, 2020 11:05 pm


EQ: 12/13/2019, MG 32,000
ER: 12/19/19 bummer!
from AliciaJosey
Dec 20, 2019 7:51 am


EQ: 12/6
ER: 12/19
YA Fantasy, 75.5k words
from dcvine
Dec 19, 2019 8:32 pm


EQ: 11/25/2019 YA Contemporary 65k
Immediate auto-response-
Hi! Thanks for your query. We've received it and our current turnaround time for response is roughly:

Eight to ten 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.

Form letter rejection 12/18/2019
from kitkat8
Dec 03, 2019 9:27 pm


EQ 12.2.19
ER 12.3.19

is such a quick pass good or bad hahaha
from ChrystalS
Nov 10, 2019 9:46 am


EQ 09.05.19
FR 11.03.19 (w/ synopsis) (Confirmation 11.06.19)

Pleasantly surprised. I had closed this out as data explorer showed others that had queried after me receiving responses.
YA Sci-fi
from jlefley
Nov 07, 2019 1:15 am


Form Rejection
from ElysiaRM
Oct 28, 2019 1:10 pm


EQ: Sep 25/19
Nudge with Offer: Oct 22/19
FR: Oct 23/19!!
ER: Polite and personalized step aside. Really appreciate that Molly took the time to look at my submission with such a time-crunch!

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