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Ms. Jenny Bent

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thebentagency.com

Blog: jennybent.blogspot.com/

Twitter: jennybent

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from desert_rain
Today 5:20 pm


omg full request from Jenny! so exciting!
EQ: 8/13
FR: 8/16
adult contemporary LGBT 68k words
from nightowlwriter
Today 11:23 am


EQ: 7/13
Jenny forwarded it to Eliza Kirby, her assistant (who is also a junior agent, though not listed on the website yet).
Full request: 7/16!!

YA Fantasy 106k
from jazzandviolets
Aug 14, 2018 10:43 pm


EQ: 8/13/18
ER: 8/14/18

The most complimentary rejection I’ve ever gotten and it left me feeling really encouraged so I’m calling this a win?
from LightofBeauty
Aug 13, 2018 10:14 am


EQ: 8/13
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 13, 2018 10:01 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks turtlefairy1)
from turtlefairy1
Aug 13, 2018 9:42 am


She's definitely open to queries now, and her agency website has been updated
from Thulsa_doom
Aug 12, 2018 2:48 am


She has had occasions where she’s had Twitter problems. It may be a Twitter suspension, as she was quite active politically, and it only takes a few people with a grudge to report an account for it to be taken down.

It might come back up later.

As for sending, send when she says so. Websites are usually notorious for incorrect info.
from kat456
Aug 10, 2018 8:30 pm


Her twitter is gone, apparently. That's weird. She tweeted about opening to queries in August, she even mentioned some of her MSWL, but now her twitter is gone and on the website it says she's closed to queries. Does anyone have more information? I don't want to miss my window in case she's actually open to queries.
from JaeStories
Jul 24, 2018 11:00 pm


Opening to queries on August 13
https://twitter.com/jennybent/status/1021816959212630016
from AlliePenn
Apr 27, 2018 7:13 pm


DVpit 2018 request: April 25, 2018
Sent her the query and first 10 pages April 27.
She requested the full two hours later.
Sent the full same day.

YA Fantasy, 83k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 14, 2018 6:22 pm


AuthorGGRyn, according to her website she is closed to queries at this time.
from AuthorGGRyn
Apr 14, 2018 11:34 am


Is she open to queries?
from amandabwrites
Apr 04, 2018 7:21 am


Got a request from Jenny during a blog pitch contest and sent my query and sample pages the same day. Yesterday I received a very kind, personalized rejection. I could tell she took the time to thoughtfully consider my work and gave feedback that made me feel like I'm on the right track. I'm sure it's obvious from her reputation, but I know she would be great to work with!
from seventhstar
Mar 11, 2018 7:09 am


#PitMad March
EQ: 9/3/18
Full Request: 10/3/18
Full sent same day
A very excited confirmation of receipt: 11/3/18
Fingers crossed!

YA Fantasy 93k words
from Laurnsaurus
Feb 11, 2018 2:12 pm


EQ 7/19
FR 7/25

On 11/6, I sent her a note suggesting a revised version of the manuscript based on an R&R from another agent. On 11/15, she said she would be happy to see the revision. She confirmed receipt same day.

ER 2/7, with very concrete reasons for passing on the project. It was clear that she'd taken the time to read the entire manuscript. All throughout the process, she was kind and professional. It seems she is very busy, and a bit of a super hero in my opinion!

YA fantasy

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