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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/

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from aatordoff
Nov 22, 2022 11:21 am


Email Query: 11/06/2022
Nudge with Offer of Rep: 11/21/2022
Respectfully Step Aside 11/22/2022

109K Adult Speculative
from JerryJeff
Nov 20, 2022 8:07 am


Many thanks for sending your query! I try to respond to every query in a timely manner, so please do re-query if you don’t get a response within two weeks. Additionally, I ask that all queries include the first ten pages of your book pasted into the body of the email. If your query did not include these pages, please resend it and please remember to include the original query along with the pages.
Thanks so much for trusting me with your work and I’ll be in touch soon.
from Sapphire_Demoness
Nov 13, 2022 5:00 am


Email query: 12th Nov 2022
82K Adult Rom-com
from Berkvase
Nov 11, 2022 10:18 am


EQ 10/27/22
ER 11/11/22

Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I’m respectfully
stepping aside, but please do feel free to query one of my TBA
colleagues if you like. I appreciate that you thought of me and wish you
the very best of luck finding the ideal agent for your work.
from EtepTolip86
Nov 11, 2022 10:15 am


Quick reply. She turned it down but invited me to query one of her colleagues. Very nice of her to do that.
from veevee
Nov 10, 2022 10:43 pm


Email query: 10/12/22
Auto response saying to re-query in two weeks if she doesn't respond
Rejecto 25/10
from ElleDesamours
Nov 10, 2022 5:16 pm


Query sent 10/13/22
YA Speculative Mystery, 75k
Full Request 10/25/22
Nudge with offer of rep 10/28. Jenny confirmed she will read by my deadline a few minutes later
Jenny forwarded my MS to Molly Ker Hawn who asked for a call on 11/10/22
from gracemorrow
Oct 25, 2022 12:18 pm


Queried: 10/21
Notification of Offer of Rep on different MS: 10/24
Kind pass: 10/25
Adult Fantasy 100k
from Naomilouisejenkins
Oct 24, 2022 5:01 am


Query 10/10
Rejection 22/10

Personalised Rejection.
from GinaBMonroe
Oct 14, 2022 11:18 am


Email Query: 10/2/22
Form Rejection: 10/14/22

I got an autoresponse, but it was sorted weirdly by gmail into promotions, just as a heads up
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 81k
from adr900
Oct 13, 2022 10:51 am


EQ 9/30/22
ER 10/13/22

Historical romance, 85k
from 1edpsf1
Oct 09, 2022 2:08 pm


29Sept22: query to site's email
76k, psychological thriller
9Oct22: decline:
Dear xxx,

Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I’m respectfully stepping aside, but please do feel free to query one of my TBA colleagues if you like. I appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best luck finding the ideal agent for your work.
All best,
Jenny
from rpct457
Sep 26, 2022 9:22 am


Sent 19 Sept. 2022
Rejected 25 Sept. 2022

Adult historical fiction, 95k
from ssms17
Sep 25, 2022 3:12 pm


Jenny kindly reviewed my YA thriller in late 2020 and gave me helpful feedback. Definitely worth a shot!
from fictiongirl
Sep 25, 2022 10:28 am


It says on her website that she is open to any genre and tends to skew toward older readers. I queried her with a YA thriller as well (no word yet) but it's worth a shot!

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