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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 EMBmom
Today 1:49 pm

EQ - 3/7/17
FR - 3/10/17
ER - 3/29/17
from therealclow
Today 4:14 am

EQ: 03/23
ER: 03/29
Jenny was kind and the reply was somewhat customised - it said she didn't connect with my story.
from rewbooks
Yesterday 10:47 pm

Any idea if she jumps around with queries? I see that a query sent the same day as mine was rejected a few days ago. My query is still a recent send, so I'm not particularly worried about time, just curious--plus I didn't get an auto-confirmation receipt, so mostly just nervous that it could have ended up in spam! Thanks!

**Update** Received a rejection from Jenny this evening -- Kind, personalized rejection. Brief, but a good blend of complimentary encouragement and honest, constructive feedback. A weirdly joyful rejection! If only all rejections could be so painless...
from chantelpereira
Yesterday 6:52 pm

EQ: 02/27
Full Request: 03/15
MG Fantasy 99k
from writinglookingforagent
Mar 25, 2017 3:10 pm

EQ: 3/22
ER: 3/25

Speculative Fiction
from teamash
Mar 16, 2017 5:28 pm

EQ 3/10
FR 3/16 (Sent same day)


YA Fantasy
from rachelbirds
Mar 16, 2017 1:57 pm

EQ: 03/16/2017
Memoir 86k
from Monita
Mar 15, 2017 1:32 pm

EQ: 1/30 (referral)
FR: 1/30
03/14 Jenny emailed me saying she'd passed on the MS to Heather... not sure how to mark it. I put it as rejection. Because, yeah. I guess it was a rejection from her, right?
YA fantasy.

Re: westhill, thanks! I guess you're right! Let's see what happens. :)
from Taylor_Hobbs
Mar 15, 2017 12:03 pm

EQ: 2/28
FR: 3/15 :)

68k Adult Contemporary
from westhill
Mar 15, 2017 8:02 am

Monita, I would put it as CNR because it's not really a rejection--passing it to another agent means "I think this is good enough to rep but it's not my flavor of book. Passing it on to someone who will probably love it and who will give it the attention it deserves." Good luck and hope you get a positive answer from Heather.
from redwriter31
Mar 14, 2017 7:29 pm

I have heard of other prominent agents who don't respond to nudges. I wouldn't take this as a negative sign.
from Kensi99
Mar 14, 2017 1:32 pm

Thanks EMBMom. It's not ready but perhaps I will shoot it back at some point. I know life happens, but wary of an agent who would not respond to nudges. Good luck all.
from pschreiner
Mar 09, 2017 12:25 pm

EQ: 3/5 ER: 3/9 Form reject, but nicely worded.
from EMBmom
Mar 08, 2017 11:34 am

According to a response Jenny gave to #askTBA question about revisions, if an author revises a full she's already requested, she'd like to see the revision.

Good luck!
from Kensi99
Mar 08, 2017 10:52 am

3/8/17- Every once in awhile I come here just to see if Jenny does get back on full requests. She's had mine since September and didn't respond to a couple of nudges. At this point, I've reworked it based on some advice from another agent who would like a resubmit so I'm a little embarrassed at the earlier version Jenny has and reluctant to press her again - and I've read you shouldn't send new versions. So I'm letting this one slide.... who knows, might hear from her in a few years, haha.

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