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Ms. Susan Hawk

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thebentagency.com

Blog: susanhawk.blogspot.com/

Twitter: susanhawk

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Peltiers11
Dec 07, 2016 9:46 am


EQ 11/12/16
ER 12/7/16

YA
from VictoriaVW
Dec 02, 2016 3:17 pm


EQ: 10-07-16
ER: 10-24-16
YA 70k with romantic sub-plot
Form stated:
Dear Victoria,

Thank you so much for sharing your book with me, I truly appreciate your interest. I've had a chance to review and consider your work and can see how much you've invested in this. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm the right agent for this particular project, so I must pass. But I send this with gratitude and all good wishes for the future.

My very best,
from elrichards
Oct 26, 2016 12:47 pm


EQ: 10/25/16
ER: 10/26/16 (form)

YA Sci-Fi
from adr900
Oct 25, 2016 12:39 am


EQ 10/11/16
ER (form) 10/25/16

YA historical fantasy, 92k
from jeannel
Oct 10, 2016 5:13 pm


I got my rejection already so she's definitely open!

EQ PB 10/9
R 10/10

Form

Thank you so much for sharing your book with me, I truly appreciate your interest. I've had a chance to read and consider your work and can see how much you've invested in this. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm the right agent for this particular project, so I must pass. But I send this with gratitude and all good wishes for the future.
from Maggie_Soares
Oct 10, 2016 4:07 pm


EQ: 09/29, query and 50 pages through Pitch Slam request
FR: 10/10!
from MLDoyle
Oct 10, 2016 2:21 pm


I queried her in July 2015 with a YA historical fantasy, got a full request in September 2015, and am still waiting. I nudged earlier this week and got a reply apologizing for the delay, so I hope she's working on catching up while she's closed to queries.

Update 10/10/16: Nudged with offer of rep; has promised to read by the date I asked. More in a few days!
from JoseyGoggin
Oct 10, 2016 10:20 am


Thanks for the update jeannel. I'm going to assume it was the auto-response issue and that my query doesn't get deleted.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 09, 2016 6:43 pm


Thank you, jeannel, for the info.
from jeannel
Oct 09, 2016 3:31 pm


Hi Patrick and Josey. I checked the website, and she did appear open, so I sent a query. The autoresponse now says:

Automatic Reply: Submission Received
Hello and many thanks for your submission!
This note confirms that I’ve received your query. I’ll reply to let you know if I’m interested in seeing more of your work etc. etc.

So Josey, perhaps she had just forgotten to turn off the old autoresponse at that point. Good luck!
from JoseyGoggin
Oct 07, 2016 1:22 pm


Hey Patrick,
I queried Susan yesterday after seeing on the Bent Agency blog that she was reopening on Oct 5 but got a bounce back response that she was closed and all queries not requested via pitch parties etc. would be deleted. So I'm not sure she is open again.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 06, 2016 8:26 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from alibryn
Jul 11, 2016 8:26 am


moonwatch, thanks for the encouragement. I may do so. Good luck, hope you hear soon!
from lmtuss
Jul 07, 2016 8:30 am


EQ: 7/1
ER: 7/6 (nice form)
from moonwatch178
Jul 06, 2016 9:06 pm


alibryn,

I'd say go for it. She's a wonderful agent at a fabulous agency and my guess is that she'd be okay with a quick check-in after 9 months. If it eases your mind, then that's all to the good. There's a huge difference between checking in at 9 months and checking in at 9 days. She'll probably respond with an 'It's still under consideration' email and that's okay too. :) Best wishes to you!

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