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Ms. Molly Ker Hawn

The Bent Agency


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Twitter: mollykh

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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 ejdhanda
Dec 21, 2021 12:08 pm

EQ: 12/19/21
ER: 12/21/21 (form)

60k YA Fantasy
from heyitsLex
Dec 19, 2021 4:04 am

EQ: 12/19/2021
YA Adventure Romance 120k
from yellosharpie
Dec 15, 2021 12:54 pm

EQ: 12/11/21
Full Request: 12/14/21
YA Contemporary 84k
from juliabean
Dec 06, 2021 11:11 am

EQ: (MG Contemporary): 11/30/21
R: 12/6/21
Same form as everyone else. She's stepping aside, but feel free to query another agent at her agency.
from vrubo0
Nov 24, 2021 8:41 am

Query sent: Nov 22nd
Formal rejection: Nov 24th

Standard rejection verbiage: ‘I’m stepping aside but please feel free to query one of my TBA colleagues if you like.”

YA fantasy / mystery, 81k
from yvesdon
Nov 18, 2021 6:08 am

6/11/2021: EQ
18/11/2021: Very kindly referred me to Zoë! Will be closing this one out now.
from MandyMBallard
Nov 16, 2021 12:36 pm

EQ: 11/12/21
ER: 11/16/21

90k YA Spec
from alee16
Oct 11, 2021 12:24 pm

EQ: 10/5/2021
Form rejection: 10/11/2021

78K YA LGBTQ+ contemp rom com
from Bluerobot
Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm

YA SPF 99k words
EQ: 9/4
FR: 9/9
5 day form rejection
from karenmccoybooks
Sep 08, 2021 5:29 pm

EQ: 8/28 Upper MG contemporary fantasy
FR: 9/8
from ELarkinWilkin
Aug 09, 2021 11:04 am

EQ: 8/4
ER: 8/9
YA Science Fantasy
I appreciate the speedy response. Form rejection, but nice: "Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I’m stepping aside, but please do feel free to query one of my TBA colleagues if you like. I do appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best luck finding the ideal agent for your work.

All best,
from writerinthedark
Aug 02, 2021 10:59 am

EQ: 8/1
ER: 8/2

YA Dark Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 31, 2021 7:33 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from yvesdon
Mar 07, 2021 5:42 pm

EQ: 17/01/2021
FR: 27/01/2021
Kind rejection: 07/03/2021

All of my communications with Molly have been lovely and her feedback on my manuscript was really helpful. I’d absolutely recommend querying her!
from jennadevillier
Mar 04, 2021 10:40 am

Now represents Angie Thomas (

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