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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 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 ammoran
Jun 18, 2021 9:53 am


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

99k YA SF ROM
from Patrick (admin)
May 31, 2021 7:02 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from oftarth
Apr 20, 2021 4:51 pm


EQ: 4/12
ER: 4/16
MG Queer Romance, 53k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 16, 2021 10:42 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from MindiWM
Mar 28, 2021 6:38 pm


EQ 3/23/21
ER 3/27/21
YA SF, 94K
from amandaelliott17
Mar 22, 2021 8:26 am


EQ 3/15
Full Request 3/21

MG Mystery
from cakeforall
Mar 06, 2021 7:20 am


EQ: 20/2
ER: 6/3 (form reply but unsure why it took long)

YA Contemp
from jaymeinman
Mar 05, 2021 4:18 pm


EQ: 3/2/21
ER; 3/5/21

YA SF 84K
from Shopcraze1
Mar 04, 2021 1:16 pm


EQ: 2/28/21
ER: 3/4/21
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:21 am


Submitted MG fantasy Feb 2020 - rejection from Gemma said it was not quite right for her.

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