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Ms. Gemma Cooper

The Bent Agency

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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 shariadri
Oct 15, 2021 6:37 am

Email query: 9/25
Form: 10/15

MG Fantasy Adventure 63k
from odufabi
Oct 14, 2021 6:14 am

Queried 6th October, 2021
Rejection Form 14th October, 2021

YA Historical 80k
from CMCornwell
Oct 08, 2021 7:38 am

EQ: 9/13/21
Full Request: 10/8/21
Submitted: 10/8/21
from NightSky
Oct 06, 2021 10:07 am

EQ - 8/30/21
EQ - 9/6/21
from Bandit
Oct 01, 2021 6:11 pm

EQ 9/28/21
FR: 10/1/21

YA Mystery

She's fast which I appreciate and and sent a kind note.
from stafocker
Aug 24, 2021 5:26 pm

email query 8/6/21

LGBT ROMCOM Graphic novel script - 32000 words

email passed on to another agent who requested full manuscript 8/24/21
from beege25
Aug 17, 2021 4:30 pm

EQ, 8/17
ER (form)

MG 43K words.
Swift rejection! Bummer.
from vrubo0
Aug 11, 2021 5:42 pm

EQ (personalised): July 28th, 2021
ER (form): Aug 10th, 2021

YA fantasy, 91k

Text: 'Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to consider your project. I carefully read and consider each submission I receive, and I’m sorry to say that I respectfully pass on yours. Agenting is subjective, and while I couldn't take on your project, another agent may well feel differently. I know your work is important to you and I thank you for thinking of me. Wishing you all the very best with your writing.'
from LouiseCottrell
Jul 22, 2021 6:55 pm

Email Query: 7/11/21
Email Rejection: 7/13/21

MG Literary 43,000 words

Polite but standard rejection form. This was in my Spam folder so glad I checked!
from GenFord
Jul 14, 2021 5:15 pm

EQ: 7/8/21
ER: 7/13/21

YA PNR 100k
from Sagesoul
Jul 06, 2021 3:57 pm

EQ 6/22/21
Rejection 7/4/21

MG literary
from Darksouthern
Jun 28, 2021 3:33 pm

EQ: 28/6/21

YA Dark fantasy 95k
from scg788
Jun 27, 2021 7:45 am

EQ 6/27
YA Fantasy 72k
from pixiemom
Jun 18, 2021 9:53 am

FQ: 6/7/21
ER: 6/13/21

from Patrick (admin)
May 31, 2021 7:02 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

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