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Ms. Laurel Symonds

The Bent Agency

New York, NY



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: LaurelSymonds

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JackSkellington
Jan 19, 2021 11:13 am


EQ: 1/12
ER: 1/18

Form Rejection. Not seeking pb non-illustrators.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 05, 2021 11:38 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 26, 2020 4:39 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from PeaceM
Nov 23, 2020 11:46 pm


EQ: 11th Nov 2020
ER: 24th Nov 2020- YA fantasy of 80k words
I hope you are doing as well as can be during these unpredictable times. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to consider your project. I carefully read and consider each submission I receive, and I will have to respectfully pass.

Agenting is subjective, and while I couldn't take on your project, another agent may well feel differently. I know your work is important to you and I thank you for thinking of me. Wishing you all the very best with your writing.
from MarshmallowBard
Nov 13, 2020 9:16 am


Queried: 11-2-20
Rejected: 11-13-20
Graphic Novel (script only): 38K
Very nice rejection and relatively quick response.
from purpleteacher111
Nov 09, 2020 7:26 pm


EQ: 10/27/2020
ER: 11/09/2020

Upper Middle Grade Magical Realism/Fantasy 52k
from ManderLeigh
Oct 31, 2020 9:13 pm


Q 10/18 from LatinxPitch pitch liked
10/18 email confirmation
10/27 Full request
10/31 sent.
YA historical fantasy 86k
I didn't see cause I use a separate email for querying
from CRogers
Oct 29, 2020 8:20 pm


EQ: 10/19/20
Confirmation of receipt: 10/19/20
ER: 10/29/20

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from writerinthenight
Oct 14, 2020 11:42 am


EQ 9/28/20
ER 10/12/10

YA Fantasy 60k
from jennaqueries
Oct 08, 2020 5:54 pm


EQ: 9/25/2020
ER: 10/8/2020

YA Fantasy 93k
from matthewskl
Sep 11, 2020 5:25 pm


EQ 8/18/20
ER 9/1/20

PB
from ladiosita
Sep 07, 2020 7:34 pm


EQ: 8/24/20
Form Rejection: 9/03/20

MG — Magical Realism
from Cherylking
Aug 03, 2020 6:32 pm


7/21/2020: E-mail query sent
8/3/2020: Form rejection

YA historical fiction (64K words)
from TPreece
Jul 17, 2020 9:17 am


EQ ( re Austin SCBWI conference) 6/30/20 contemporary YA romance 79K words
Email rejection 7/13/2020
from lawmomma77
Jul 16, 2020 10:47 am


First Query - 7/16/20

MG - 34k

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