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Ms. Gemma Cooper

The Bent Agency



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: gemma_cooper

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Please paste the first 10 pages of your manuscript under your query. I always read pages. I accept submissions from authors around the world, and have lived and worked in New York, London and now Chicago. I have a global approach to agenting.

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from millerp42
Jan 31, 2023 2:55 pm


EQ: 1/27 MG mystery/horror 46K
ER: 1/31

Form pass
from lauriesfortier
Jan 31, 2023 10:26 am


EQ: 1/30 PB Bio
ER:1/31

Form pass but very kindly worded and very quick!
from baimich
Jan 22, 2023 1:14 pm


EQ: 1/19; chapter book
ER: 1/20


Form letter
from BrendanMc
Jan 21, 2023 9:54 pm


emailed her on 1/21/23
from aloopratha
Jan 08, 2023 2:45 pm


EQ: Jan 8th/23

YA Fantasy
from SteveDevlin
Jan 06, 2023 9:14 pm


1/1/23 Emailed Query
1/3/23 Rejected

15k Chapter Book
from EllenH
Jan 03, 2023 4:19 pm


Queried twice via email w/ sample (as directed on her agency website), once in August, again in November.
No response.
from SophiesSnail
Nov 21, 2022 12:02 pm


EQ: MG Historical Fiction 37K 11/17/22
ER: 11/21/22 via brief, polite, form-like note. I appreciated the quick reply.
from EtepTolip86
Nov 14, 2022 12:35 pm


A very nice rejection letter and she replied pretty quickly.
from KathrynFaye007
Nov 04, 2022 1:55 pm


EQ: 31 October 2022
ER: 4 November 2022

41k MG Scifi-Horror
from JeffreyWesthoff
Oct 06, 2022 2:00 pm


Email query: 10/3/22
Email rejection: 10/6/22

51k MG fantasy

Kindly worded form letter.
from writingbubbly
Oct 04, 2022 8:24 am


EQ: 9/24/2022
FR: 10/4/2022 (kind pass)
MG Hist Horror 54k

Received confirmation email immediately of query receipt
from SandyMcDee
Sep 30, 2022 9:21 pm


Email query 26 09 22
Pass 01 10 22
Generous and supportive feedback.
MG fantasy 69K
from brooksjones
Sep 30, 2022 3:31 pm


EQ: 9/24/22
(kindly worded) FR: 9/29/22

38K MG Contemporary
from blackhand
Sep 16, 2022 10:28 am


Email Query: 9.13.22
Form Rejection: 9.16.22

YA Historical, 91k

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