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Ms. Gemma Cooper

The Bent Agency


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Twitter: gemma_cooper

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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 EmCeeWrites
Jul 28, 2017 1:57 pm

EQ - 7/15/17
FR - 7/27/17 (!!!)

81K YA Contemp Humor
from jbkabler
Jun 30, 2017 11:55 pm

EQ 6/22/17 - MG <50k

ER 6/29/17 - Friendly form letter.

from PilotKelson1056
Jun 13, 2017 2:51 pm

EQ: 6/7
ER: 6/13
from LizziWolf
Jun 08, 2017 4:45 am

From query letter submission to form rejection in 7 days.
from fornwalt
Jun 03, 2017 6:26 pm

EQ: 6/3/2017

YA Fantasy, 87k
from success73
May 02, 2017 3:32 pm

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.

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