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Ms. Molly Ker Hawn

The Bent Agency

London



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: mollykh

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 swatithegeek
May 16, 2019 5:58 am


DVpit EQ: 04/26/19
ER: 04/27/19

Not the right agent, but sure someone will snap it up.

YA Romance, 82k
from Falen1
Apr 30, 2019 1:52 pm


EQ 4/29
Full Request 4/30

YA contemp fantasy 100k
from bjnick
Apr 14, 2019 4:36 pm


EQ: March 18
FR: April 3
"Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I read each query I receive carefully, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not quite the right fit for yours. I do appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best luck finding the ideal agent for your work."
from emmatens
Mar 03, 2019 12:17 pm


EQ Feb 28, 2019
YA Historical Fantasy - 77,000 words

ER: March 3, 2019
from Vicorva
Jan 09, 2019 1:08 pm


EQ: 12/31/2018
ER: 01/09/2019
from Catsamoa79
Dec 11, 2018 4:23 pm


EQ: 12/8/18
ER: 12/11/18
Form letter; YA historical
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 24, 2018 2:10 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from mskriswolf
Oct 13, 2018 4:40 pm


Polite rejection: Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I read each query I receive carefully, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not quite the right fit for yours. I do appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best luck finding the ideal agent for your work.
from ln2018
Oct 06, 2018 10:15 am


EQ - 13th September
ER - 14th Septmeber

Polite form rejection, after careful consideration doesn’t feel right for her list.
from TheWrite1
Aug 31, 2018 9:42 am


EQ: 8/27
ER: 8/31
from michele42
Aug 31, 2018 8:30 am


EQ: 8/19/18
ER: 8/31/18

YA fantasy 70k
from ergotcake
Aug 19, 2018 8:38 pm


EQ: 8/6/18
ER: 8/19/18 (Form)

MG Mystery 44k

Interesting tweets from Molly today:

"I'm reading queries and seeing a trend that's dismaying me: so many very long books. I ask every bookseller I meet what they want to see published, and virtually of them mention that they need shorter MG and YA books for their customers.

...or book fanatics like authors/agents/publishers, I think it can be hard to remember that not every young reader is like you (we!) were. A lot of 11-year-olds are daunted by a 90K-word MG novel."

from MReyesWrites
Jun 29, 2018 2:51 pm


EQ: 6/28/18

YA fantasy
from Salmaun
Jun 29, 2018 10:46 am


EQ: 06/27/18
ER: 06/28/18

Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I read each query I receive carefully, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not quite the right fit for yours. I do appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best luck finding the ideal agent for your work.
from KaylaMKing
May 30, 2018 8:26 pm


EQ: 5/28/18
ER: 5/30/18 (form letter)

Dear Kayla,

Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I read each query I receive carefully, and I'm sorry to say that I'm not quite the right fit for yours. I do appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best luck finding the ideal agent for your work.

Best regards,
Molly

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