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Mr. Brooks Sherman

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thebentagency.com

Blog: brookssherman.com/

Twitter: byobrooks

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 09, 2017 9:27 am


Profile Update: Mr. Sherman was inadvertently marked as being open to queries. He is not open at this time.
from gowiththeflow
Jan 03, 2017 7:29 pm


EQ 10/30/16 - TBAwishlist
Never heard back as of 1/3/17

MG fantasy
from belleheyoka
Jan 02, 2017 12:07 pm


I thought the same thing, Terri. Have a full with him for months now and he hasn't replied to my 2 followup emails re: R&R. Frustrating that at this point I'd rather just have a rejection than no answer at all so I can move on! There are so many great agents at the Bent Agency I'd like to query.

update: 11/8 -- I had sent him 2 followups and never heard back.
from DebHawkins
Dec 20, 2016 12:56 pm


10/5 - liked my pitch through DVPit on Twitter.
10/7 - EQ w/sample
12/20 - CNR

It looks like he signed someone from DVPit, so I will count this a no.

85K YA Fantasy
from meg_mcd220
Dec 10, 2016 8:27 am


EQ (#SFFpit): 12/09/16

YA Speculative Fiction, 64K
from smrobertson
Oct 28, 2016 3:27 pm


EQ:10/28/16 YA Fantasy #TBAwishlist
from KristenH
Oct 15, 2016 7:03 am


EQ 10/11/16 (Requery Chain Reaction via MSWL)
ER 10/14/16 (Passed--didn't connect.) Will try Beth with my new manuscript, Diplomatic Immunity, next month, if she's open, or try Victoria instead.
from Maggie_Soares
Oct 06, 2016 10:35 am


#DVPit request for query/ten pages 10/05, FR a couple hours later! He's been really quick and nice so far.
from lmtuss
Oct 05, 2016 1:59 pm


#TBAwishlist
EQ 10/5/16.
ER within hours. Appreciate the quick response.
from KristenH
Sep 13, 2016 5:06 pm


#MSWL EQ 9/9/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 9/12/15 (Pass-same reason as last year). I'll might try him with CR or new ms this fall, or requery Vicoria Capello instead.
from kbird22
Jul 25, 2016 8:05 am


EQ in response to #MSWL 7/13/16
from slsaboviec
Apr 29, 2016 7:57 am


Queried 1/26
Nudged 3/28
CNR 4/29

Disappointed in the no response, especially since he's said he would respond to all queries by 3/1, that he's contemplating opening to queries in a month or two, and now QT shows responses to (presumably #MSWL) queries sent recently.
from jacelacob
Apr 28, 2016 1:35 pm


I'm still waiting since the beginning of August 2015 for any response to a full request. Have followed up since and he hasn't answered either of my emails.
from laura_lashley
Apr 28, 2016 9:10 am


I was lucky to be paired with Brooks as my mentor at the Rutgers 1-on-1 conference. We've emailed off and on through the year with questions. If you have a chance to meet him, do. He's really friendly and very insightful. He's closed to blind queries, but he's making exceptions for contests and conference meetings.

He favorited my tweet on #DVPit, and I queried three days later. He requested my full two days after that. Here's hoping!
from skifast
Apr 26, 2016 12:42 pm


You could also try asking him about this over Twitter. He seems pretty responsive on there. If you don't feel comfortable asking from your personal account you could always make a second one just for this purpose.

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