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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 KimHarnes
Aug 18, 2019 7:03 pm


@keepthefaith (sorry--just saw this) I don't think Jenny was "on the bill" to participate in the conference, but due to a last-minute cancelation she decided to attend (I believe as a favor to the organizer of the event, who is also her client). How's that for an amazing agent? It was definitely a bonus for all of us who were there, but I'm not sure if she is scheduled for any others in the future. Sorry I'm not more help.
from keepthefaith
Jun 20, 2019 1:18 pm


KimHarnes, do you know if she has a conference schedule posted somewhere? I know there’s one on her agency’s website, but there was no mention of her attending an SCBWI event. And it appears she won’t be attending ThrillerFest, per the conference’s info. Would love the opportunity to query her!
from KimHarnes
May 08, 2019 10:34 am


I just saw Jenny at an SCBWI conference this past weekend, and it appears she's only open to attendees. Not sure if that will change anytime soon, but if you get the chance to see her at a conference, she's quite amazing.
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 Writer72kehr
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—

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