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Ms. Laurel Symonds

The Bent Agency

New York, NY



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: LaurelSymonds

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from sophiakate
May 25, 2022 9:15 pm


email query 5/25/22

84k ya fantasy
from celliot
May 24, 2022 5:39 am


Queried: 5/22/22
Form Rejection 5/23/22. [one day!]
YA contemp-Fantasy 96k


"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."
from RestartLMAuthor
May 16, 2022 6:19 pm


Queried 5/6/22
Polite form rejection 5/16/22
MG 26K
from vmcbooks
Apr 28, 2022 7:55 pm


EQ: 4/21/22
Rejection: 4/28/22

104k YA Paranormal
from MelanieS
Apr 06, 2022 9:56 am


EQ 4/6/2022: PB Bio
Acknowledgement: Thank you for your query! I try to respond to all queries within two weeks; if you don't receive a response within a month, feel free to resend your query and indicate that you're sending it again.
from slm8669
Apr 04, 2022 8:02 pm


EQ 3/31/22
Form Rej 4/4/22 (very kind form letter)

MG HF 56K
from jamisonshea
Mar 17, 2022 7:09 am


2.17.22 PW request query sent for YA contemporary fantasy/horror
2.25.22 Nudge (for another's offer of rep)
3.8.22 RP / step aside form
from lynnlovegreen
Mar 01, 2022 12:02 am


EQ 2/27/22
Form rejection 2/28/22
YA historical romance
from LaRaeIvy
Feb 28, 2022 10:56 pm


EQ 2/28/22
Form rejection: 2/28/22 quick response, respectfully passed.
YA Fantasy 99K
from ekdwrites
Feb 28, 2022 7:23 pm


PW request query sent: 02/18/22
Form rejection: 02/28/22
50k MG contemporary
from LindsayinSTEM
Feb 25, 2022 7:00 am


Email query Feb 22, 2022
Form Rejection Feb 24, 2022
MG Contemporary, 50K
from RCrawford
Feb 23, 2022 7:56 am


EQ: 2.15.2022
Rej: 2.23.2022
YA Paranormal Romance 105k
from kristinabrownart
Feb 09, 2022 8:16 pm


Query responded to within 24 hours.
Not a good fit for me PB.
from arinard
Feb 05, 2022 7:51 am


Query sent: 2/4/22
65k contemporary YA
from littlebookgenie
Jan 26, 2022 7:31 pm


Via Twitter: Hey #amquerying authors, a point of clarification on my MSWL: I'm not looking for fictional PB texts right now. Only dummies from author-illustrators. I appreciate you thinking of me but it's currently not the right fit. Good luck finding the best agent for your work elsewhere!

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