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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from alibryn
Yesterday 10:24 am


CNR.

I queried Jenny Bent and she was friendly, prompt, and helpful, saying she suggested I try John, but it's been 2 months and I've just looked at his timeline -- sort of guessing he's a no-means-no agent as he doesn't seem to reply to many. Bit disappointing.

from IFermont
Jan 13, 2019 11:43 am


EQ 11/18/2018
CNR 01/13/2018

sci-fi/mystery
from aalogan
Dec 13, 2018 9:44 am


EQ 10/1/18 70k literary fairy tale retelling
12/12/18 Nudged with offer of rep from another agent, polite step-aside same day
from jab3317
Dec 04, 2018 11:31 am


Query passed to him from another agent at Bent Agency. Full request 11/28.
Very helpful/nice rejection 12/3.
from bpknyc
Dec 03, 2018 2:22 pm


EQ: 10/12
FR: 10/12, sent 10/13
Adult dystopian sci-fi, 120K
from MorningRainbow
Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am


EQ: 9/7/2018
CNR: 11/26/2018
from WhatAWriter
Nov 25, 2018 2:23 pm


EQ: 10/18/2018
CNR: 11/25/2018
Upmarket literary thriller
from KristenH
Nov 17, 2018 4:11 pm


EQ 9/3/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 11/15/18 (No word from nudges)
from Catsamoa79
Oct 24, 2018 11:00 am


EQ: 8/20/18
Resent, as per agency suggestion after 4 weeks: 9/26/18
CNR: 10/24/18
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 . . .

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