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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: 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?

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
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
CANCER COOKBOOK
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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