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Ms. Jenny Bent

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: jennybent

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from leightongrey
Yesterday 3:11 pm

I actually sent my first full to Jenny a year ago at this point, and got a rejection about a month after that. I queried Beth Phelan through Dvpit (new manuscript) this October, and after I got an offer of rep, she sent the manuscript along to Jenny. I got the *sweetest* step aside from Jenny ever a few days later. It's funny how things work out. Jenny seems like a gem!
from Kensi99
Nov 11, 2017 3:05 pm

Tromboli, after a couple of nudges she did finally get back to me with a personalized reject. The comments weren't as detailed as I'd come to believe she normally offers on full reads (a couple quick paragraphs, which left me wondering if she'd only skimmed the MS), so either it just wasn't up her alley or she's incredibly busy these days.
from StaceyTrombley
Nov 04, 2017 1:50 pm

Awesome! Thanks Thusla_doom
from Thulsa_doom
Oct 08, 2017 6:04 am

She is opening again within a month, according to her Twitter.
from floridagal007
Sep 14, 2017 10:43 am

EQ 9/14/2017 per twitter #MSWL
ER two hours later, 9/14/2017 - Nice note, she didn't connect with the material

Historical Fiction 104k
from carduey
Jul 17, 2017 3:10 pm

I met Jenny Bent in Atlanta at an AWC Conference. She requested my full and after MUCH rewriting, she took me on as a client. She had an offer on my debut novel, The Pocket Wife, within hours of taking it on. She is professional and knowledgeable and edits meticulously. She is extremely sought-after, however, and there are lengthy gaps between reads. If you don't hear back from her right away, nudge her but know you're not alone.
from Littlewren
Jul 13, 2017 1:58 pm

EQ- 4/4/17
ER-4/17 Prompt, polite decline. Always appreciated.
Historical Fiction
from Zelena
May 16, 2017 12:15 pm

#PitMad request 3/24
Query sent 3/25
Full request: 4/2 (submitted same day).
Rejection: 5/16

The rejection gave wonderfully specific compliments as well as the reasons why she passed. Very useful!

80k suspense. She'd passed on an earlier version of this project, as well.
from Trombolii
May 12, 2017 6:57 am

Kensi, I'm sad she hasn't responded to your nudges. She still has my fulll since Sept too. Firt nudge got a kind response but I just sent a second and its been 2 weeks with no reply so I may be in the same boat!
from JayM_1001
May 08, 2017 3:53 pm

EQ 5/1

MG Magical realism
from Slicksix
May 07, 2017 5:37 am

EQ: 4/2/7
ER: 4/6/17
supernatural mystery 83k
from Patrick (admin)
May 06, 2017 2:19 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from mgmystery
May 06, 2017 10:43 am

EQ: 4/22/17 (received auto confirm)
ER (form): 5/5/17

MG mystery 44k
from hoptoad62488
Apr 28, 2017 11:17 am

EQ: 04/25/17
FR: 04/28/17
FRS: 04/28/17

74k (YA Fantasy)
from Boreas
Apr 26, 2017 2:10 pm

EQ: 4/25/17
ER: 4/26/17 - Form

YA Action/Drama 107k

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