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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ARS004
Dec 07, 2018 2:58 pm


EQ: 11/08/18 (Mystery/Adventure)
Partial (because she was very kind and I forgot to send the first 10 pages as she typically requests): 11/20/18
ER: 12/07/18

Same form letter as others - but she seems kind and considerate.
from swatithegeek
Dec 04, 2018 3:29 am


EQ: 11/05/18
ER: 11/28/18

"Many thanks for sending me your submission, which I read with interest. I'm afraid, however, that I have decided not to offer representation. Our business is subjective by nature and another agent may well feel differently — I wish you the best of luck.
Best wishes,
Sarah"

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from Theknight
Oct 24, 2018 4:00 am


EQ 10/15/18 Suspense 70k
ER 10/24/18
Form
from pegcheng
Oct 15, 2018 2:09 pm


EQ: 9/25/2018
ER: 10/15/2018
Suspense thriller 65K
Form letter
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2018 2:56 pm


EQ 9/19/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/24/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from rachaelb12
Sep 26, 2018 4:37 pm


EQ: 09/21/2018
ER: 09/26/2018
Sounds like a form letter: "Many thanks for sending me your submission, which I read with interest. I'm afraid, however, that I have decided not to offer representation. Our business is subjective by nature and another agent may well feel differently — I wish you the best of luck."

I appreciate how quickly this came back, but I was definitely hoping for some kind of more helpful feedback.
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.

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