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Ms. Laurel Symonds

The Bent Agency

New York, NY



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Twitter: LaurelSymonds

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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.
from abreitwrite
Nov 16, 2018 4:42 pm


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

YA Fantasy, 94k
from ilikejokers
Nov 09, 2018 1:26 pm


EQ: 9/27
FR: 10/5
ER: 11/9 - form letter

from DebHawkins
Nov 08, 2018 9:53 am


EQ 10/14 I also received the automated response, No Subject, so check your spams.
ER: 10/29 Personalized form letter

YA Fantasy 90K Words
from Catsamoa79
Nov 05, 2018 5:23 pm


EQ: 10/24/18
ER: 11/5/18
Form letter
from Risa97
Nov 05, 2018 5:22 pm


EQ - 10/18/18
ER (form) - 11/5/18

YA 110K
from bearmama
Nov 02, 2018 3:31 pm


EQ: Oct 16
ER: Nov 1 (form)

YA Fantasy, 88,000
from SarahLRWriter
Oct 25, 2018 2:38 pm


EQ: 9/27/18
FR: 10/5/18 (sent 10/10)
10/25/18 - kind step-aside upon offer of rep

83K YA Gothic Mystery
from michele42
Oct 24, 2018 7:17 pm


EQ: 10/11/18
ER: 10/24/18 (form)

YA fantasy 70k
from TheWrite1
Oct 24, 2018 6:11 pm


EQ 10/10
FR 10/24

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