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Ms. Molly O'Neill

Root Literary

443 Park Ave South, #1004

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 Zooks3
Jan 16, 2018 2:10 pm


1/16/18: EQ re: TANCM
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 15, 2018 4:51 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from oaklandjpg
Oct 31, 2017 12:02 am


EQ 9/4
CNR 10/30
from jennylane
Oct 26, 2017 3:01 am


I had closed out query with this agent, but she finally got back to me today, so if you haven't heard from her yet, just give it more time!
from FalthoWitch
Oct 16, 2017 5:40 pm


EQ: 08/25/2017
CNR: 10/16/2017

Going to CNR this after the agency switch.
YA Fantasy 83k
from Artzicarol
Oct 03, 2017 10:42 pm


EQ: 9/09/17 to Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
Now she has switched to Root Literary; what will happen to my query?

Website says she's currently closed to new queries.
YA low fantasy, 84K
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 02, 2017 9:52 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Waxman Literary.

(Thanks whitneywyckoff)
from whitneywyckoff
Oct 02, 2017 9:27 am


Now with Root Literary, according to Twitter.
from PBquerious
Sep 26, 2017 11:33 am


EQ 7/27
CNR 9/26

PB, author/illustrator
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 25, 2017 4:53 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks EmCeeWrites)
from EmCeeWrites
Sep 25, 2017 3:48 pm


According to Molly's Twitter feed, she's closed to queries as of 9/24/17. And just announced a new client too.
I'm waiting on a response from her based on conference full req this summer, so I'm eyeing her Twitter feed kind of stalkery like. ;-)
(But in a completely harmless gee-I-really-hope-she-likes-my-MS-because-she-is-awesome way.) Still a little too soon for a response for me though.

Her tweet:
ATTN: QUERYING WRITERS/ARTISTS: I’m going on a brief submissions hiatus. Queries sent after 9/24 will be deleted unread. Will re-open soon.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am


Profile Update: Agency name changed from Waxman Leavell back to Waxman Literary.
from FountainPen
Sep 19, 2017 9:58 am


EQ 8/8
CNR 9/19

from Catsamoa79
Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm


EQ: 6/23/17
CNR: 8/28/17
from JenniferLS
Aug 16, 2017 3:38 pm


EQ: 6/23/17
CNR: 8/16/17

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