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Formerly with United Talent Agency.

Ms. Sarah Manning

The Bent Agency

London



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: SarahManning123

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Aug 19, 2018 6:19 pm


EQ 8/15/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 8/16/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from KatieBug159
Aug 13, 2018 5:53 pm


8/8/18 - EQ
8/13/18 - Form Rejection
from desert_rain
Jul 17, 2018 5:24 pm


EQ: 7/6
ER: 7/17

adult contemporary LGBTQ
from anotherearth
Jul 08, 2018 7:59 pm


EQ: 06/25
ER: 07/08

Literary 110K, form rejection.
from querymary
Jul 01, 2018 7:16 am


EQ 7/1/2018 Adult Spec Fic
from bearmama
Jun 18, 2018 10:47 am


Email Query: May 8
Full request: May 13
Rejection: June 18

Pretty terse rejection: "Many thanks for your patience while I considered this. I’m afraid, however, that in the end this one wasn’t for me, but I wish you the very best of luck." Makes me feel like she didn't actually read it... Definitely disappointed.

YA fantasy, 74,000
from mwjmemoir
May 23, 2018 3:17 pm


EQ: 5/21/18
ER: 5/23/18
Memoir, 91K
Same form letter rejection as others have listed.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 30, 2018 3:45 pm


EQ: 4/27/18
ER: 4/30/18
Form letter
from asdnn1
Apr 03, 2018 3:34 pm


EQ - 3-20-18
ER- 4-3-2018

Form letter, as everyone else.
from Christi12
Mar 19, 2018 11:59 am


EQ- 3/12/18 (accidentally sent this twice about 6 days apart!)
ER - 3/19/18 - same rejection as @tanwaAdanlawo

Upmarket with speculative elements.
from TanwaAdanlawo
Mar 14, 2018 3:37 pm


Many thanks for sending me your submission, which I read with interest. I'm afraid, however, that I didn't feel passionately enough about it to offer representation, but our business is subjective by nature and another agent may well feel differently. I wish you the best of luck.

Form letter rejection. Agents are almost never helpful.
from turcottesh
Feb 18, 2018 2:34 pm


EQ: 02/16/2018
ER: 02/18/2018 form

Adult dark fantasy, 170K.
from Sierrawrites
Feb 09, 2018 4:59 pm


EQ 1/24/18 adventure fantasy 120k
ER 1/27/18

Dear Sierra,

Many thanks for sending me your submission, which I read with interest. I'm afraid, however, that I didn't feel passionately enough about it to offer representation, but our business is subjective by nature and another agent may well feel differently. I wish you the best of luck.

Best wishes
from hhoare1994
Jan 19, 2018 12:22 pm


EQ - 1/11
FR - 1/12

Literary Sci-Fi/Spec-Fic, 107K words

Speedy reply to my enquiry with an encouraging, friendly email. From the other comments here, I gather this is the norm for Sarah. Looking forward to her response.
from smbishop
Nov 29, 2017 10:54 am


EQ - 8/21/17
FR - 9/2/17
ER - 11/30/17

This rejection was particularly heartbreaking. I was hoping she’d be the one. She gave helpful feedback, though. Which I really appreciated.

Mystery with speculative fiction elements

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