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Ms. Laurel Symonds

The Bent Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: LaurelSymonds

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from gfganz
Yesterday 4:44 pm

EQ: 12/1/19
ER: 12/9

MG Magical Realism - 43k
from ButtonEyez
Dec 07, 2019 10:47 am

YA gothic horror/fairy tale retelling 52k
EQ: 12-7-19
Received e-mail confirmation of query that states she tries to respond to queries within 2 weeks, but if you don't hear from her within a month, to please resend query and indicate that you're sending it a second time.
from slightlysmall
Nov 05, 2019 1:45 am

EQ: 10/15/19
Full Request: 10/21/19
Full Rejection: 11/4/19

All my interactions with her originally showed up in my spam folder.
from LUV4NA
Sep 30, 2019 7:25 pm

EQ: 9/20/19
ER: 9/30/19

YA Contemporary Fantasy 96k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 23, 2019 11:09 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from lfDickerson33
Sep 09, 2019 11:47 pm

ER: 9/9/19 Form letter.
MG Fantasy 57K
from kdprudolph
Sep 04, 2019 10:38 am

EQ 7-8-2019
FR 7-18-2019
ER 9-3-2019 form

Upper MG Contemporary 43k
from ElysiaRM
Sep 02, 2019 7:38 pm

According to tweet Sep 2, 2019: "All queries responded to through 8/28 and requested MS through 8/12. Can't wait to send out new projects in the coming weeks!"
from ElysiaRM
Sep 02, 2019 7:07 pm

2019-08-27 - EQ
2019-09-02 - ER (form)

MG Contemporary, 50K
from Roseppdle72
Aug 19, 2019 8:15 pm

EQ: 08/06/19
ER: 08/19/19

YA Fantasy 91k
from SylvieGirl
Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Email Query - 7/29/2019
Email Rejection 8/12/19

MG - HF - 36k
from m_elizabeth
Jul 23, 2019 6:30 am

EQ: 5/26/19
FR: 6/03/19
ER: 7/22/19 - form rejection. sigh.

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from britwrites
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

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