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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 writingbubbly
Sep 24, 2022 9:30 pm


EQ: 9/24/2022

MG Hist Horror 54k

Received confirmation email immediately of query receipt
from blackhand
Sep 16, 2022 10:28 am


Email Query: 9.13.22
Form Rejection: 9.16.22

YA Historical, 91k
from yokojime
Sep 12, 2022 4:43 pm


EQ: 8/21
ER: 8/30
48K MG contemporary fantasy
#DVPit
from katine
Sep 05, 2022 1:36 pm


EQ: 8/29/22
ER: 9/5/22

Upper MG Fantasy 64K
from wondersky
Aug 16, 2022 2:55 am


query: 6/8
rej: 15/8

50K QPOC MG contem-fantasy
from jennklink13
Jun 16, 2022 4:35 pm


Query sent 6/14/2022
Rejected 6/16/2022
53k Middle Grade
from khontz333
Jun 15, 2022 9:27 am


Query sent 6/13
Rejection 6/15
64K Young Adult
from sfeine
Jun 13, 2022 10:32 am


EQ: 6/1/22
ER: 6/13/22

60k MG Fantasy
from bluelinnet
Jun 13, 2022 10:29 am


Query sent June 02
ER: June 13 Gemma definitely has one of the kindest form rejections out there!

MG Fantasy
from kstansbury
May 25, 2022 9:46 am


Query Sent 5/25/22
MG SF 60k
from Ace12065
May 25, 2022 6:53 am


EQ: 05/20
ER: 05/25

Quick turn around. Form rejection. MG Fantasy 65k
from sorrowandchartreuse
May 13, 2022 9:12 am


EQ: 5/11
ER: 5/13
YA Adventure/coming of age

A polite form rejection
from slyceej
Apr 07, 2022 12:22 pm


EQ: 3/22
Form Rejection: 4/2
MG Fantasy 30k

The rejection was, though a form response, very polite. She seems like a thoughtful agent.
from jellicle_cat
Mar 18, 2022 8:12 pm


Email Query: 9 March
Full Request from her colleague, James Mustelier, after her kind referral: 18 March (sent same day)

Coming-of-Age, 93k
from msilkwolfe
Mar 17, 2022 12:41 pm


EQ: 3/6/22
FR: 3/7/22

YA sci-fi, 60k words

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