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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/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

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?

Update:
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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