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Ms. Gemma Cooper

The Bent Agency

Chicago



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: gemma_cooper

AAR Member: No

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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 otis1386
Feb 15, 2019 12:39 pm


EQ: 1/23/19
ER: 1/23/19
MG Mystery

Less than 24hrs, ouch.
from cakeforall
Feb 11, 2019 9:01 am


EQ: 02.07.2019
ER: 02.11.2019 Form Letter
from Jeanetto
Feb 09, 2019 12:09 pm


EQ: 1/27/19
MG sci-fi 79,000
ER: 1/31/19
from Charlydaws
Feb 05, 2019 4:40 pm


EQ: 2/5/2019
ER: 2/5/2019
MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from rosita
Feb 05, 2019 3:27 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.
from QueryingTomato
Feb 03, 2019 9:58 am


EQ 1/29/19
ER 2/3/19
from shepowpotts
Feb 01, 2019 9:28 pm


EQ 1/14/19
ER 1/22/19
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 yours is not quite right for me.

Agenting is subjective, and while I couldn't take on your project, another agent may well feel differently. I wish you the very best of luck with your writing in the future and thank you for thinking of me.

Warm wishes,
from Buddrcup
Feb 01, 2019 7:15 am


EQ: 1/8/19
(Received immediate receipt of query notice. If no response in 4 weeks, resubmit.)
ER: 1/14/19
57,000 MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from BioGrimm15
Jan 15, 2019 10:41 am


EQ 1-14-19
Received confirmation 1-14-19
ER 1-15-19
YA Horror 68K
from BioGrimm15
Jan 14, 2019 1:02 pm


EQ 1-14-19
YA Romantic Horror 68K
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 03, 2019 2:01 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 24, 2018 2:11 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Patrick (admin)
Nov 04, 2017 8:47 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from m_pepper
Oct 30, 2017 11:34 pm


Per Twitter she'll be closing to submissions on Nov. 1.

EQ: 20 Oct 2017
Follow up to notify her of an offer of rep from another agent: 24 Oct 2017
Nice step aside: 30 Oct 2017

YA contemporary
from lunaspecs
Oct 30, 2017 10:11 am


Queried 9/3/17. Said that she usually responds within 30 days and there was no response as of 10/30/17, so I closed it out.

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