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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 kdprudolph
Jul 18, 2019 8:05 pm


EQ 7-8-2019
FR 7-18-2019

Upper MG Contemporary 43k
from mzbritney12
Jul 08, 2019 10:33 am


EQ: 7/3/19

YA contemporary
from RisenSunset
Jul 07, 2019 11:09 pm


EQ: 7/7/19

MG fantasy 58k
from JessyKah87
Jun 18, 2019 7:28 pm


EQ: 03/21/19
FR: 03/28/19
Offer of Representation: 06/06/19

~Declined offer because I went with another agent 06/19

However: She was incredibly smart with the changes she could make to a book to make it more sellable. She was professional and upbeat, and seemed knowledgeable about the market.

YA RomCom Mystery
from InconstantMoon
Jun 17, 2019 6:59 pm


EQ: 6/9
Nudge with Offer of Rep: 6/14
R: 6/17

YA CON, 90K
from turtlefairy1
Jun 13, 2019 3:19 pm


EQ 4/24 (Dvpit was on 4/23)
FR 4/24
ER 6/13

YA Fantasy retelling
from MReyesWrites
Jun 05, 2019 11:39 am


EQ : 6/4

MG adventure fantasy 78k

from kdprudolph
Jun 04, 2019 4:35 pm


EQ: 5-22-2019
ER: 6-3-2019 form

Upper MG contemporary 50K
from swatithegeek
Jun 04, 2019 12:38 am


DVpit EQ: 04/27/19
FR: 04/30/19, sent same day & confirmation received
ER: 06/04/19, the dreaded "couldn't connect" but slightly personalized

YA Romance, 82k
from m_elizabeth
Jun 03, 2019 8:13 pm


EQ: 5/26/19
FR: 6/03/19

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from andshap2
May 24, 2019 9:22 am


ER: 5/9/19
FR: 5/23/19

NF PB

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to consider your project. I carefully read and consider each submission I receive, and I'm sorry to say that yours is not quite right for me. Please note I regret I am unable to offer additional feedback due to the quantity of queries received.

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.

Best,
Laurel
from Charlydaws
May 24, 2019 7:44 am


EQ: 5/9/2019
ER: 5/23/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from mck279
May 09, 2019 9:14 pm


EQ: 4/28/19 Conference Request
ER: 5/9/19
YA Contemporary 67k
from RebC123
May 09, 2019 6:49 pm


PitMad partial: 3/7
Full R: 9/3
ER: 5/9

YA Fantasy at 60K
from worddance
Apr 25, 2019 7:53 pm


EQ: 4/18/19
ER: 4/25/19 (form)

79,000 words YA Fantasy

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to consider your project. I carefully read and consider each submission I receive, and I'm sorry to say that yours is not quite right for me. Please note I regret I am unable to offer additional feedback due to the quantity of queries received.

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.

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