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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 Patrick (admin)
Apr 14, 2017 2:03 pm


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 14, 2017 1:25 pm


EQ: 4/3/17
ER: 4/14/17
Form letter
from Hulagirl
Mar 24, 2017 3:47 pm


Per The Bent Agency Website, this agent no longer takes text-only books
from sammartin97
Mar 04, 2017 2:33 pm


EQ: 2/10/17
FR: 3/4/17

Sixth full request. Fingers crossed this'll be the time!
from Boreas
Feb 19, 2017 6:37 pm


EQ: 2/13/17
ER: 2/19/17 - A kind form letter.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from SylvieGirl
Jan 08, 2017 10:33 am


EQ - 1/5/2017
ER - 1/7/2017

Very quick response. While it was a form letter, I feel it was very kind. She seems like a great person.
MG - HG - 30k
from jubilee
Jan 06, 2017 11:46 am


EQ: 1/3/17
ER: 1/6/17

95k YA Urban Fantasy
from mgmystery
Jan 06, 2017 7:59 am


Gemma opened to queries today!

EQ: 1/3/17 - Received auto confirm immediately.
ER: 1/5/17 - I guess it would be considered a form, but she did wish me luck with my other full requests. She seems really great. Good luck to everyone querying!

MG mystery 41k
from jancoates
Jan 05, 2017 7:07 pm


Her automatic response indicates she's only interested in authors who are also illustrators for picture books.
Got a personal e-ject saying she's taking a break from new picture book authors to concentrate on her current ones.
from mgmystery
Jan 05, 2017 2:24 pm


I think that's only for picture books and other illustrated work, jancoates. She has a detailed wishlist on the agency blog. http://jennybent.blogspot.com/
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 03, 2017 6:07 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks mgmystery)
from Yarn_Spinner
Jan 02, 2017 11:56 am


I sent Gemma my pages on Dec 23 because I missed the notice that she was closed until I got a form response... oops! So I queried a different agent at Bent and still got a reply from Gemma today. Hope they don't see it as a double-dip; I know that's a no-no.
from authorjprose
Jun 10, 2016 7:44 am


EQ: 5/31
ER: 6/9

Seemed like a form response.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 02, 2016 11:32 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Her website confirms she is now closed.

(Thanks Madjack)
from PilotKelson1056
Jun 01, 2016 4:14 pm


Which I find strange because her MSWL was updated, making me think I could query her today.

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