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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 worddance
Yesterday 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.
from Daisy22
Yesterday 6:52 pm


EQ: #DVpit request: 4/24/19
ER: 4/25 form
YA contemporary fantasy 70k
from turtlefairy1
Apr 24, 2019 8:09 pm


EQ 4/24 (Dvpit was on 4/23)
FR 4/24

YA Fantasy retelling
from ssayner
Apr 09, 2019 4:40 pm


EQ: 4/4/19
ER: 4/9/19

Picture Book
from mimblewimble
Apr 09, 2019 8:06 am


EQ: 3/23/19 (w/ automatic email confirming receipt)
ER: 4/8/19

Form rejection - sorry I accidentally had written FR, which is incorrect for a rejection
Picture Book
from PortiaDe
Mar 22, 2019 7:56 pm


EQ: 09.03.2019
Form rejection: 22.03.2019
YA historical/sci-fi
"...not quite right..."
from Lilnightmusic
Mar 18, 2019 6:36 pm


EQ 3/4
ER: 3/18. Nice rejection, no feedback. Expected, because as I said below, I screwed up her name. She seems very kind, though.
YA Fantasy 78k

Dear God I just realized I had the previous agent’s name I queried on her letter. Welp. I’m going to assume that’s a pass.
from alheymann
Mar 14, 2019 7:53 pm


EQ: 2/28
Form rejection: 3/15
from RebC123
Mar 12, 2019 7:22 pm


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

YA Fantasy at 60K
from abbyrosebeck
Mar 11, 2019 10:18 am


EQ March 2
96k upper YA contemporary
from ernstpicturebooks
Mar 06, 2019 11:14 am


EQ: 01.08.19 PB 373 words
ER: 01.24.19
Form letter rejection.
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!!

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