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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 dcvine
Nov 25, 2019 7:29 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.
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!
from rewbooks
Oct 22, 2019 7:34 pm


EQ: 10/01/19
YA Fantasy 84K Words

Saw her speak at a conference recently and she was fantastic!

*Edit 10/22* Did anyone get a confirmation of receipt? I did not and now wondering (just based on other's response times) if mine may not have made it.

Re: tharvey -- thanks so much, I found it in my spam folder!
from smashem
Oct 22, 2019 6:19 pm


EQ: 10/9/19
ER: 10/22/19 (form)
85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from tharvey
Oct 22, 2019 11:46 am


Yes, I've gotten a confirmation email each time. The subject line is "Submissions Inbox" from <submissions@rootliterary.com>
from Charlydaws
Oct 05, 2019 2:52 pm


EQ: 9/25/2019
ER: 10/4/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from cakeforall
Sep 18, 2019 3:54 am


EQ: 9/12
from jgolden
Sep 09, 2019 1:54 am


EQ: 8/26/19
ER: 9/5/19 Form
from Catsamoa79
Aug 07, 2019 1:44 pm


EQ: 7/22/19
ER: 8/7/19
Form letter
from SylvieGirl
Aug 07, 2019 1:14 pm


MG - HF - 36K
Email Query - 7/11/19
Email Rejection - 8/7/19
from Catsamoa79
Jul 08, 2019 10:20 am


melindajoywrites - The acknowledgement of receipt I got said 8 weeks for a response; otherwise it's a pass.
from melindajoywrites
Jul 07, 2019 9:29 pm


EQ: 4/18

Still no response. Wondering if I should resubmit or send a follow-up email. Any advice?

MG Mystery w/magical realism, 72k words

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