Ms. Molly O'Neill

Root Literary

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Molly O'Neill

Root Literary

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


Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Horror
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
  • Picture Book, Illustrator
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Horror
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction
  • Young Adult, Speculative
  • Young Adult, Thriller/Suspense


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Author Comments
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05/27/2024 04:43 PM
Query: 2/4/24
Form rejection: 5/27/24

She seems to have a 3-4 month turnaround, just fyi!

YA Fantasy Adventure 139k

05/13/2024 12:36 PM
@Marion_Cleborne It says on their submission page that you can submit to another agent once the stated consideration window has passed.

Queried: 2/16/24
YA Contemporary Fantasy 113K
04/08/2024 09:11 AM
73K Middle Grade Horror
Queried via QM 4/7/24
04/05/2024 05:00 PM
Query Manager Query: 4/5/24

63K MG Fantasy
I thought Root was a "no from one is a no from all," but either I'm misremembering or that changed.
03/30/2024 10:50 AM
92k YA Fantasy
QM: 2/27/24
FR: 3/28/24
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09/23/2023 - Genres updated.
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