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Formerly with Trident Media Group.

Mr. John Silbersack

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: JSilbersack

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from aalogan
Oct 01, 2018 6:42 pm


EQ 10/1/18 70k literary fairy tale retelling
from askjudyww
Sep 26, 2018 2:43 pm


Adult SFF
EQ: 9/26
from Fj2018
Sep 25, 2018 5:39 am


EQ 8.4.18
ER 9.25.18

Thriller/Suspense
from SpinyFirx
Sep 24, 2018 10:29 pm


EQ: 9/22/2018 (Fantasy)
ER: 9/24/2018
from domberoonie
Sep 13, 2018 2:22 pm


Guidelines for entire agency say:
-- include first 10 pages
-- if no response in 4 weeks, either query again or assume no interest from agent
-- okay to query another agent there after 4 weeks
-- query should explain why you are the best person to write this book (even if it is fiction)
-- don't send query to their info@. . . address. Use each agent's own special email address.
Ton of query guidelines is very friendly and respectful of authors
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 03, 2018 5:59 pm


Profile Update: New email address.

(Thanks Buffalo)
from Rexwell
Aug 03, 2018 5:54 pm


Different submissions email listed on the Bent Agency website . . .
from sfcommuter
Aug 03, 2018 3:42 pm


Yes, you're probably right, Patrick.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 03, 2018 2:10 pm


sfcommuter, give them a day or two. Maybe their IT people need to catch up.
from sfcommuter
Aug 03, 2018 1:40 pm


John Silbersack's new submissions email address at the Bent Agency doesn't work. I've tried it twice, gotten bounce-backs both times.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 03, 2018 8:28 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Trident Media Group.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 11, 2018 2:03 pm


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

(Thanks shadowconn)
from shadowconn
Feb 11, 2018 11:15 am


Unless I'm missing something, this guy isn't listed here https://www.tridentmediagroup.com/agents/
from bckinney
Jan 23, 2018 5:02 pm


EQ via form 12/22
CNR 1/23
from spacecase
Jan 18, 2018 8:29 pm


EQ via form 1/5
97K young adult sci-fi

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