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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 imthedecoy
Apr 09, 2021 5:18 am


Emailed first 10 pages of YA early April. Very form rejection a couple of days later.
from kira82
Mar 22, 2021 11:58 pm


EQ 14 MArch
ER 23 March
Rhyming PB
For rejection
from thewhipslip
Mar 08, 2021 7:36 pm


EQ 3/3/21
ER 3/8/21

Form Letter

YA Queer Thriller 76k
from RichelleRenae
Mar 05, 2021 3:55 pm


Email Query: 3/1/21
Rejected: 3/4/2021
YA Contemporary STEM/Music 65k
from aviburton
Feb 22, 2021 7:39 pm


query: 2/18
form rejection: 2/22

YA Fantasy 85k
from owenator
Feb 18, 2021 9:49 pm


EQ: 2/10/2021
ER: 2/18/2021

YA F 75k
from catmarauder191
Feb 08, 2021 8:19 pm


EQ: 2/4/21
ER: 2/8/21

99k YA fantasy
from KathrynFaye007
Feb 08, 2021 7:55 pm


EQ: 1 Feb 2021
ER: 8 Feb 2021 (Form)

Except that she says she wants to see my Graphic Novel when I'm ready to query it.

Upper MG Contemporary Fantasy 63k
from jennadevillier
Jan 29, 2021 8:06 am


EQ: 1/25
ER: 1/28

88k YA science fantasy
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

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