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Ms. Jenny Bent

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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from artifex
May 23, 2021 12:24 am

EQ 5/10/21
ER 5/17/21 - I read and consider each query carefully and while I am respectfully passing on this, I would certainly encourage you to keep trying.

98K Psychological thriller
from cakeforall
Mar 24, 2021 11:25 pm

EQ: 3/20
ER: 3/24

BIPOC Query YA Con 72K
from andiarana
Mar 01, 2021 12:47 pm

EQ: 2/25/21
ER: 3/1/21

Upper YA Fantasy, 100k
from ssms17
Feb 16, 2021 9:54 am

EQ: 12/14/20
FR: 12/15/20
ER: 01/20/21, very kind rejection with helpful feedback

YA thriller, 86K
BIPOC query
from PeaceM
Nov 14, 2020 8:37 am

EQ: 5th Nov 2020
ER: 10th Nov 2020
YA fantasy 80k words
She is open to queries from BIPOC
from Skidude50
Jul 17, 2020 12:49 pm

any idea when Jenny is open to queries again?
from CombatKatie
Jul 16, 2020 12:46 pm

EQ via referral: 7/10

She's been a fast responder before (this is the second time I've queried her via referral) so I hope I'll hear back soon.
from Skidude50
May 22, 2020 12:50 pm

i thought Jenny was open to inquires earlier this week
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
Today 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.

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