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Ms. Laurel Symonds

The Bent Agency

New York, NY



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Twitter: LaurelSymonds

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JudePeters
Feb 07, 2019 5:50 pm


EQ 2/7/2019 YA Genre Fiction
from SushiMojo
Jan 15, 2019 2:38 pm


UPDATE: She offered!! Now I'm just doing the round of notifications to other agents who still have the MS.
from compulsivewriter
Jan 15, 2019 12:25 am


EQ: 1/6/2019
ER: 1/14/2019
PB manuscript
from SushiMojo
Jan 14, 2019 2:53 am


Got a call scheduled with Laurel tomorrow. Fingers crossed it's THE call!!
from ernstpicturebooks
Jan 08, 2019 10:31 am


EQ: 01.08.19 PB 373 words
from catbake
Jan 04, 2019 11:02 am


1.2.19 sent 25 pages from Pitmad
1.3.19 FR !
1.4.19 Confirmed receipt, said she would respond within 8-10 wks!
from abreitwrite
Jan 04, 2019 7:10 am


EQ: 10/31/18
FR: 11/14/18
Full sent 11/16, received confirmation of full less than five minutes later, said that she would try to respond within 8-10 weeks
ER: 1/3/19

YA Fantasy, 94k
from StoryMan
Jan 04, 2019 5:25 am


EQ: 1/2/2019
ER: 1/4/2019
PB manuscript
Super fast form rejection--OUCH!
from mstkls
Dec 17, 2018 6:56 pm


EQ, response to PitMad like: 12/9/18
ER, form rejection: 12/17/18
from Elvenlight111
Dec 12, 2018 8:15 am


EQ: 10/5

YA Fantasy 81k

I received an auto response to my email. In response to the people that didn’t get one, I heard that Laurel just joined the Bent Agency on 9/25, and my auto response was labeled as “No Subject”, so maybe she just recently got it set up. That’s my best guess.

ER: 10/24
from jennadevillier
Nov 30, 2018 10:04 am


EQ: 11/15
ER: 11/29

79k YA Fantasy
from oaklandjpg
Nov 29, 2018 11:26 pm


EQ 9/28/18
FR 10/8/18
ER 11/16/18
lower mg fiction
from milli505
Nov 29, 2018 6:32 pm


EQ: 10/8
FR: 10/23
ER: 11/29 - form

YA contemporary, 76k
from Jeanetto
Nov 29, 2018 6:01 pm


EQ: 11/10/18
MG Sci-fi
79,000

ER: 11/29/18 form letter
from Buddrcup
Nov 26, 2018 7:18 pm


EQ: 11/14/18
ER: 11/26/18 (nice form)
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 words
Received immediate auto response: 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, please resend your query and indicate that you're sending it again.

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