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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/

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 30, 2019 9:14 am


I haven't seen anything from her that says she will be opening any time soon. But she hasn't said she isn't, either.
from Mattelement
Jan 30, 2019 5:44 am


Hi! Does anyone know if Jenny is going to open to submissions again? I'm not quite sure how to find that out. Thanks in advance!
from jubilee
Jan 10, 2019 11:10 am


EQ: 12/18:18
FR: 12/19/18
ER: 1/9/19

Jenny is the best. I've corresponded with her on several occasions and she's always prompt and kind and gracious. She provided helpful, specific feedback that was exactly what I was looking for. No R&R. I think she's so busy she doesn't have the time to invest in someone who's not her client. Now, back to editing!
from gusmom
Jan 10, 2019 9:05 am


EQ 9/20/18
FR: 9/21/18
Upmarket Women's fiction
ER: 1/8/19

Same as others here, very helpful, specific thoughtful comments that will really help with revision.
Have others here responded to the email with a thank you? I really want to but I have seen comments saying they get so much email we shouldn't clog it up with thank you notes. Has any one gotten an R&R from her? She asked to see future projects but not a rewrite of this one.
from KRalston
Jan 09, 2019 2:47 pm


EQ 11/01/18
ER 11/12/18
Women's Fiction 101K
from TGrace
Jan 04, 2019 9:53 am


EQ: 11/5/18
FR: 11/13/18 (!!!!)
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 86K
ER: 1/3/19 - Bummer! I really love Jenny. Her rejection was kind and specific though.
from aceafer
Jan 04, 2019 5:04 am


EQ: 10/30
FR: 11/06
ER: 12/13 Very detailed and helpful rejection with great concrit.

YA paranormal/supernatural, 76K
from royalmcflea
Jan 03, 2019 9:20 pm


Kind and helpful personalized rejection on full

MG fantasy 77K
from LRSmith53015
Dec 06, 2018 8:27 pm


EQ: 11/3
Full Request!! 11/12
Full was passed on to another agent at the agency with a kind note from Ms. Bent - 12/6
80K Adult Contemporary Romance
from stebaburmaya
Dec 06, 2018 6:59 am


EQ: 15/11/18
Literary fiction
84k

Got a nice form letter: 06/12/18
"Thanks so much for being in touch. I'm flattered that you thought of me for this, but it just didn't strike a chord. I do admire the quality of the writing and the execution and I'm sorry it wasn't a fit for me. Please do consider trying a different agent at the Bent Agency! Wishing you the best with your writing—

Jenny"

from jab3317
Nov 30, 2018 4:49 pm


EQ 11/16
Passed to another agent at agency for full request on 11/28
from swhitestone1
Nov 28, 2018 12:12 pm


The kind form rejection:

Thanks so much for being in touch. I'm flattered that you thought of me for this, but it just didn't strike a chord. I do admire the quality of the writing and the execution and I'm sorry it wasn't a fit for me. Please do consider trying a different agent at the Bent Agency! Wishing you the best with your writing—
from daniellescasale
Nov 25, 2018 6:25 pm


She kindly praised the quality of writing and execution, so I got the nice form letter. I will probably query someone else at her agency.
from mickle
Nov 21, 2018 12:19 pm


EQ: 11/12/18
ER: 11/21
Her rejection was extremely kind, praised the quality of the writing, and included "Please do consider trying a different agent at the Bent Agency!" I was encouraged.
from Risa97
Nov 20, 2018 4:27 pm


EQ - 11/12/18
Forwarded to another agent at agency, for a FR - 11/20/18

YA 110K

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