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Desiree Wilson

The Bent Agency

New York, NY


Twitter: swindlesoiree

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Tara725
Jan 12, 2022 2:19 pm

Form Query: 1/12/22

Adult fantasy, 110k
from ejdhanda
Jan 06, 2022 8:31 pm

FQ: 1/6/22

60k YA Fantasy
crossing my fingers for this one!!
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2022 9:23 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 01, 2022 12:37 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from stafocker
Aug 24, 2021 5:27 pm

8/24/21 - Full request after sent to another agent who passed to her

LGBT Graphic Novel ROMCOM 35,000
from ex_machina
Jul 19, 2021 12:30 am

Query sent: Jan 15th
Full request: Jan 16th
Sent; Jan 16th
Full rejection: Mar 1
Desiree gave me very good feedback. I asked if they'd be willing to look at a revised manuscript, and they very kindly agreed.
Revised manuscript sent; Jun 7

YA/SciFi 90k

YA/Sci-Fi 90k
from mkhardy
Apr 26, 2021 8:45 am

Form Query 8/5/20
Partial Request 9/2/20 - submitted same day
Full Request 10/8/20 - submitted Oct 9

Got into Pitch Wars, postponed decision until I can send revised manuscript

Sent full revised ms Feb 16 2021 following Pitch Wars
R&R request from a different agent on Friday April 2nd
Revised ms sent April 23rd
Nudge with offer of rep 25 April 2021

Adult space opera, 123k (70k pre-PW)

from writerjordan
Feb 26, 2021 6:13 pm

EQ: 8/4
FR: 8/7 - submitted same day. Super hopeful. I would love to work with Desiree.
Rejection: 9/9 - extremely kind personal rejection. they really understood my novel and characters. pacing was too quick.
from karenleespree
Jan 26, 2021 9:05 am

Online form: 10-8-20

ER: 1-22-21

YA Speculative
from MandyMBallard
Jan 16, 2021 11:11 pm

FQ: 10/5
Confirmation of receipt: 10/5
ER: 1/16

90k YA fantasy
from Catsamoa79
Jan 11, 2021 9:47 pm

EQ: 10/16/20
ER: 1/11/21
Form letter
from AtypicalTiff
Dec 03, 2020 10:20 pm

PitMad September
FQ: 9/5/20
Rejection: 12/3/20
Very nice, detailed rejection.
from misstery
Nov 13, 2020 8:51 am

FQ: 9/7/20
Form rejection: 11/13/20

Adult SF, 96k
from MarshmallowBard
Oct 30, 2020 9:04 am

Queried: 9-11-20
Rejected: 10-30-20
Graphic Novel (script only): 38K
Very nice personal rejection. She said the my Graphic Novel sounded very interesting, but had to respectfully pass at this time.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 25, 2020 6:50 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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