Ms. Samantha Fabien

Root Literary

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Samantha Fabien

Root Literary

New York, NY
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Book Club
Family Saga
  • Fantasy, Contemporary/Urban
  • Fantasy, Historical
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Romance, Category
  • Romance, Comedy
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Paranormal
  • Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Speculative


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Known Clients (current & past)
Camille Baker
Tara Pammi
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
05/18/2023 10:24 AM
Form query: 9/28/22
Full Request: 11/18/22
Rejection: 5/18/23
Adult Fantasy 85k

Thanks so much for sharing ______ and its synopsis with me, and for your patience while I considered. It took me a bit longer than I hoped, but I did want to be back in touch now that I've had time to sit with the materials. Unfortunately, after careful review and consideration, though I'm going to have to pass on moving forward. Despite enjoying the read, I didn't quite fall in love with this project in the way that I hoped.

Given my fuller list and a client working on something similar, I'm not feeling as enthusiastic about the materials as I would need to be in order to move forward. I'm truly sorry not to be writing with better news after all this time spent waiting, but I'm hopeful that my stepping aside will clear the path for you to find the best agent and advocate for you, this project, and your career overall. Thank you so much, again, for sharing your story with me and for your patience. I truly wish you the best in all that you do and please know that I will be rooting for you in all your pursuits.

All the best,
Root Literary
03/27/2023 10:47 AM
Query sent via limited QM link 3/14/23
Adult Fantasy, 91K

Form pass: 3/25/23
03/17/2023 03:09 PM
Referral from Melanie Figeroa: 17 Mar 2023
Commercial Women's Historical Fiction: 99k words
03/10/2023 04:07 PM
7/13/22: Query
8/19/22: Full Request
10/25/22: Notified of new querying manuscript
10/28/22: Full Request
2/17/23: Offer of rep
3/10/23: Accepted offer!

98k F/F Adult Contemporary Romance & 97k F/F Adult Contemporary Romcom

01/13/2023 01:33 PM
Met Samantha at a Gotham Writers Workshop in October 2022
Submitted query and 2 chapters
Kind rejection 12th Jan 2023
Middle Grade Mystery - 46k
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12/01/2022 - Closed to queries.
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