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Ms. Louise Fury

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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from jjw1234
Apr 24, 2017 9:22 am

1/23/2017-Jenny Bent forwarded my query to Louise, and Louise requested
3/11/2017 - follow-up, nothing
4/3/2017 - notified w/ offer of rep, same day response she'd get back to me in a week.
No follow-up

from Dryadwriter
Mar 26, 2017 10:59 pm

5/8/16--queried with a DVpit request
8/24/16--Nudged asking if I could resubmit the first ten pages as they'd gotten better due to Pitch Wars.
11/1/16--Submitted after finding the email was saved to my drafts in my school email and never sent.
3/26/17--Partial Req
3/26/17--Partial sent
from CPManner
Mar 16, 2017 7:16 am

And sometimes you accidentally query an agent who is, in fact, closed to queries. Face-palm.
EQ 3/13/17
from WithinAPeriodPiece
Mar 13, 2017 6:42 pm

EQ - 4/19/16 [she liked it during a contest]
FR - 6/20/16
FR sent 6/21/16
FR RESENT (revisions due to Pitchwars) - 11/4/16
Offer of Rep - 3/7/17 (in response to a nudge of an offer)


YA Historical 60K
from Robwest316
Feb 07, 2017 11:46 pm

Does anyone know when this agent will open to queries?
from ThatWriterGal
Nov 09, 2016 6:51 pm

10/10/16: EQ to Jenny Bent for 86k romantic suspense
10/12/16: Jenny forwarded query to Louise Fury, who requested a full
10/12/16: Full sent, receipt confirmed within a couple of hours
10/25/16: Nudged with offer of rep
11/2/16: Offer of rep made! I ended up turning her down to go with a different agent, but Louise is the real deal. Expects quality from her authors and doesn't beat around the bush, but is also very knowledgeable and professional.
from hdiangelis
Jul 26, 2016 3:05 pm

EQ (#DVPit request): 4/20/16
Nudge: 4/26/16
ER: 4/26/16 (she said she had set it aside for closer consideration before she decided to pass on it)
from WithinAPeriodPiece
Jun 19, 2016 9:43 am

DVPIT Request: 4/19
Full Request: 6/17
Full Sent: 6/18
Full Confirmed: 6/19

YA Thriller 83K
from polishmuse
Jun 12, 2016 7:28 pm

6/9/16- Pitmad Req, also sent that day.
from Cass_Scotka
Jun 10, 2016 1:06 pm

6/9/16: PitMad request query sent.

YA 81,000 words
from sparklyunicorn
Apr 15, 2016 7:42 am

congrats rae on the offer! good luck!
from raebateman
Mar 16, 2016 10:23 am

Pitch Madness: 3/11/2016 requested query and 3 chapters
3/14/2016: sent requested material
3/14/2016: nudge with offer of rep
3/15/2016: full request

Louise has been a delight. She's kind and professional, asking questions about my other work.
from Yoshima2K2
Mar 14, 2016 12:46 pm

MG Fantasy
Pitch Madness partial request sent 3-14. First I got an auto-response that she was closed to queries, and then a little while later I got an email from her saying she got it and was looking forward to reading.
from LMSchune
Nov 23, 2015 7:48 pm

Pitch Wars full request sent: 11/5

This was after she closed to queries but I put pitch wars in the subject per her instructions. Nothing as of today
from 2ndTimeAround
Oct 19, 2015 5:28 pm

Initially sent a query to Jenny Bent on 4/24. Today I got a note from Louise, saying that Jenny had passed the query to her and that she (Louise) would love to read the full manuscript. This is exciting, because Louise is closed to queries.

EQ: (to Jenny Bent) 4/24
FR: (from Louise Fury) 5/8, Sent the full to her immediately.
Update: Nudged her on 10/12 (I am a patient person.)

Given the comments by others on this thread, my advice is don't hold your breath. She's closed to queries and obviously has a full client load. I guess she sometimes can't help herself if she goes on #PitMad or is given a referral--but the chances of hearing back without constant nudging are slim. I left my first agent because the modus operandi was the need for constant nudging, and I want someone who is a timely communicator. Onwards!

MG Ghost story

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