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Ms. Molly Ker Hawn

The Bent Agency


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Twitter: mollykh

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"I live in London and I work with authors and publishers both in the U.K. and the U.S."

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from scritrice
Feb 21, 2018 9:28 am

From her twitter:
"My queries are heaving with time travel projects. I get it, I get it, we'd all like to escape from 2018. But writing good time travel is hard, folks."
Update: "Totally agree (cf. @heidiheilig's THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE). But it's HARD to do time travel well."
from aelizmaclennan
Feb 17, 2018 1:46 pm

EQ - 31st Jan
FR - 2nd Feb
Nudge with offer of representation - also 2nd Feb
Polite rejection - 8th Feb

Molly also gave advice to me on the industry expectations when you get an offer and how much time you should give agents to read which was really helpful and going well out of her way to help me!
from Buddrcup
Jan 29, 2018 4:14 pm

EQ: 1/26/18
ER: 1/29/18 (Kind form rejection)
(Received immediate response of receipt saying to resend query if no reply within 2 weeks)
53,000 word MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from Elysia
Jan 14, 2018 3:35 pm

EQ: 1/9
ER: 1/11 (form)
from Zooks3
Jan 10, 2018 1:16 pm

01/09/18: EQ: Brogwin - MG
01/10/18: form rejection
from Zooks3
Jan 09, 2018 10:54 am

1/9/18: Congratulations, orfeo1607.
from orfeo1607
Jan 07, 2018 2:11 pm

EQ: 7/18 (YA Historical Fantasy)
Full Request: 7/21
Offer of Rep: 8/03—yay!

Molly is smart, personable, well-read, and has a great sense of humor. She's spent time on the editorial side of publishing and brings that expertise to her work with clients, which is a big plus in my book.
from froufrou
Jan 06, 2018 12:37 pm

EQ: 1/4/18
ER: 1/6/18

YA historical fantasy, 91K
from surfrat224
Jan 05, 2018 2:07 pm

EQ: 1/4/18
ER: 1/5/18

Very kind rejection, a touch personalized.
from whiterabbit241
Jan 04, 2018 5:37 pm

EQ: 01.04.18

YA Sci Fi
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2018 10:45 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks FeministWitch)
from FeministWitch
Jan 04, 2018 9:40 am

She's now open to queries, according to her Twitter and the agency's website. Good luck!
from LLwrite
Sep 06, 2017 10:37 am

I'd queried Molly on 8/16/17 just before she closed for queries, and she kindly passed my query to Jenny Bent, who asked for the full on 9/6/17.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 04, 2017 8:47 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from alabdon
Aug 19, 2017 3:29 pm

EQ: 6/12/17
FR: 7/3/17

YA Fantasy 82K

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