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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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Query Guidelines

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 Kittywhite
Nov 05, 2019 4:40 am


EQ 9/25/19 100,000 Urban Fantasy

ER 11/5/19 Nicely worded form letter

from dclawr
Oct 26, 2019 11:42 am


EQ 10/15/19
ER 10/18/19

MG contemporary
65,000 words
from worddance
Sep 23, 2019 12:53 pm


EQ: 9/22/19
ER: 9/23/19

No go. A very quick response. A very quick form "no." Too bad. I didn't get the chance to tell her the main character is in part named after her. : )
YA Contemporary fantasy - 80,000 - Rewrote the first chapter and sending out a few test queries to see if it makes a difference.
from S_C_Easley
Sep 23, 2019 10:05 am


EQ 9/22/2019 - Received confirmation... aims to respond within a month.

Middle Grade Fantasy 73,000
from Azalea
Sep 16, 2019 3:54 pm


EQ 9/6/19
ER 9/16/19 form
YA contemporary 61K
from smashem
Sep 16, 2019 10:32 am


EQ: 9/3/19
ER: 9/16/19 (form)
85k YA Paranormal
from ElysiaRM
Sep 16, 2019 8:56 am


EQ: 2019-09-02
ER: 2019-09-16 (form)

Uses same form as Laurel Symonds - huge bummer.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

She has moved back to the UK, but is taking clients worldwide.
from tjamesbelich
Jul 09, 2019 6:28 am


EQ: 3/23/2019
FR: 4/24/2019

7/8/2019: Personalized rejection

MG mystery 51K
from EMimimi
Jul 06, 2019 12:58 pm


EQ: 04/07/19
FR: 05/02/19
MG fantasy, 55k
Fingers crossed!!!

ER: 7/3/19 Personalized rejection.
from Lucash
May 30, 2019 3:04 pm


EQ: 5/8/19
ER: 5/30/19

Form rejection. I'm thankful for any reply. It proves that I'm sending my work out into the world.
MG Fantasy 53k
from swatithegeek
May 24, 2019 11:36 am


DVpit EQ: 04/26/19
ER, form: 05/24/19

YA Romance, 82k
from Patrick (admin)
May 15, 2019 9:08 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from leighleigh
May 03, 2019 8:33 am


EQ: 5/1/2019
Immediately got an auto-reply...LOVE THAT. I wish all agents did that! :)
ER: 5/3/2019
Appreciate the promptness. :)
from rosita
Apr 22, 2019 6:50 pm


EQ: 1/14/19
FR: 2/5/19
MG Sci-Fi 55K.

Really hope this one is successful! I was so excited when she opened up for queries again because I had seen her bio and Twitter before back when she was closed and really liked her.

Update: 4/21/2019. Personalized email rejection. She listed some things she enjoyed about my writing and said she enjoyed reading my story but not enough to reread it over and over again like she would have to if she was my agent and how it was a personal taste issue. I’m disappointed but it was a kind letter and it was very nice of her to take the time to write it.

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