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Ms. Jenny Bent

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: jennybent

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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
from Beckstah
Dec 19, 2017 2:46 pm

EQ 11/29 as part of her Twitter exclusive
FR not even an hour later
ER 12/19 with really kind, concrete reasons for passing

YA magical realism
from bestseller1980
Dec 08, 2017 6:13 pm

EQ: With first ten pages- (#pitchmad request) 12/7/17
FR: 12/8/17

YA Contemporary 74K
from StaceyTrombley
Dec 06, 2017 7:44 pm

Ugh. Missed it
from chibichibi
Dec 04, 2017 8:07 pm

Yup, looks like she unloaded a bunch of ERs today. Got mine too.
from Utopiandreams
Dec 04, 2017 6:42 pm

I queried 11/30, chibichibi. No response other than the autoreply. I'm crossing my fingers I'm in a "maybe" pile. **edited to add: nope :( Not this door either**
ER: 12/4
from dandydo
Dec 04, 2017 6:25 pm

EQ: 11/30 with #twitter tag
ER: 12/4 (very polite) form rejection.

MG contemporary 51k
from Newsgal
Dec 04, 2017 3:59 pm

I queried Jenny on Nov. 29 based on her #twitter message and received an email request for the full on Nov. 30. After I sent it, Jenny emailed to say "thank you." Very quick response.
from chibichibi
Dec 04, 2017 3:15 pm

Anyone still waiting from Jenny's open window? Seems like from the comments the requests and rejections came quickly. I queried early in the window and nothing yet. I realize typically it takes *much* longer to hear and I would normally be much more patient, but this opportunity seemed to have been an exception in turnaround time? Now I'm wondering if she just CNR some or put some aside or...?
from emwrites
Nov 30, 2017 4:42 pm

EQ: 11/29 (though technically closed, she opened for a brief window if #twitter was included in subject line)
ER: 11/30 form rejection. Sounds like she got inundated with queries, so I wasn't shocked, and appreciated any kind of response.
101K Upmarket women's fiction

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