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Ms. Molly O'Neill

Root Literary

New York, NY

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Twitter: molly_oneill

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 curlygirlknepper
Apr 21, 2022 2:16 pm

4/20/22 - emailed query and 10 sample pages
78K - YA Contemporary Romance
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
from JHall1
Sep 07, 2021 2:28 pm

FYI - from website: " I am NOT currently seeking standalone texts by picture book authors, but I'm very open to illustrators, and I likewise welcome illustrators who are also writers or on their way to becoming writers."
from Pablo_14abc
Aug 15, 2021 10:00 pm

Molly is on vacation. For how long?
from dmdomosea
Aug 02, 2021 10:55 am

Email Query: 6/2/2021
CNR: 8/2/2021
Sub guidelines say no response after two months is a pass, so I'm closing this out at 61 days.
MG Superhero-lite adventure 54k
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 1:03 pm

EQ: 6/7/21
from KathrynFaye007
Mar 15, 2021 2:54 am

EQ: 15 March 2021

Upper Middle Grade Magical Realism 63k
from ccosme722
Feb 05, 2021 8:38 am

EQ: 2/5/21

YA Contemporary, 57K
from purpleteacher111
Dec 20, 2020 1:27 pm

EQ: 10/26/2020
ER: 12/19/2020

Upper MG Magical Realism/Fantasy 53k

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