If you are seeking representation, please send a query letter plus the following:
AUTHORS: First 10 pages of your completed manuscript in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments.
PICTURE BOOK AUTHORS: Sorry, Root Literary is not currently seeking authors who only write picture book texts at this time. If you are a writer/illustrator, or part of an author-illustrator team, we welcome you to submit as follows:
AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATORS and GRAPHIC NOVELISTS: attach a lo-res book dummy (at least 2 full-color spreads), or sample of a longer illustrated work + links to your online portfolio/Instagram to email@example.com. You may also direct us to a password-protected version of the dummy hosted on your website. No shared Google Drive files.
ILLUSTRATORS: attach 3-5 lo-res sample illustrations + include links to your online portfolio/Instagram/other hosting site to firstname.lastname@example.org. No shared Google Drive files.
If you wish to query one agent in specific, please include that agent's name in the subject line of your email. For more details on each of our specific tastes, visit the AGENTS page. You’re also welcome to query the agency in general and we’ll direct your material internally. We regularly pass submissions back and forth, so a no from one of us is a no from all of us.
Once you submit a query, you will receive an automated response confirming receipt and noting our current turnaround time for response. If you receive an offer of representation from another agent and we haven't yet replied, please do email back and let us know.
We are not accepting submissions for screenplays or poetry. No paper, phone, or in-person pitches, please.