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Ms. Jenny Bent

The Bent Agency

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Jenny Bent

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10010
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/24/2023 09:24 AM
EQ 2/5/23
Very nice rejection 3/24/23

YA Ghost
03/22/2023 03:13 PM
EQ: 2/4/23
Form Rejection: 3/22/23
Website says it's a 'no" after four weeks, but appreciate the confirmation.
128k urban fantasy
03/22/2023 11:55 AM
Queried 2/2/2023
Form rejection 3/22/23

"Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript and my apologies for my delay in responding. I’m respectfully stepping aside, but please do feel free to query one of my TBA colleagues if your work is still available. I appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best of luck finding the ideal agent for your work."
03/18/2023 05:25 PM
Original Query: 2/4/23
Re-queried: 3/4/23 per her email if no response in 4 weeks. Got auto message back that she has fallen behind and closed to queries after 2/20/23 to catch up
03/17/2023 01:05 PM
Website says it's okay to re-query after four weeks if you don't have a response. Has anyone ever done that? It seems like, in general, queries are taking way longer right now.
03/07/2023 09:31 AM
EQ: 94,000 YA crossover 1-19-23
Received standard query confirmation.
02/21/2023 07:57 AM
EQ: 01/13/23
FR: 02/20/23
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/20/2023 11:49 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
02/20/2023 08:59 AM
EQ: 1/10/2023
2/6/2023, decided to requery since it's been 4 weeks officially now
Rejection: 2/20/2023 Oh shoot, she responded to the first one…do I respond to the second?

YA contemporary fantasy 98k
02/11/2023 04:02 PM
EQ: 12/20/2022
Nudge after 4 wks: 1/26/2023

Auto-replies for each email. Current query age is 42 days.

UPDATE: Kind but impersonal rejection with apologies for the extra long wait (query age 53 days). 2/11/23
02/10/2023 03:39 PM
EQ: 2/2/23 80k speculative adult retelling (received auto-receipt email)
Nudged with offer of rep: 2/10/23
02/08/2023 07:35 PM
EQ: 2/8/23

YA Fantasy 88k words
02/04/2023 12:04 PM
She seems to rep adult and YA only. No MG.
02/01/2023 10:38 AM
Nudge after four weeks: 3/1/2023
01/30/2023 02:14 PM
Email Query: 12/28/22
Nudge w/Offer of Rep: 1/19/23
Closing No Response: 1/30/23

YA Fantasy 75k
01/13/2023 11:48 PM
EQ: 1/13/2023
YA Fantasy 104k
Got an auto-response in my Gmail Promotions tab (be sure to check there).
01/08/2023 02:22 PM
EQ: 1/8/23
Literary/Upmarket 75k
12/19/2022 02:14 PM

Dear [Me],

Thank you so much for writing me about your manuscript. I’m respectfully stepping aside, but please do feel free to query one of my TBA colleagues if you’d like. I appreciate that you thought of me and wish you the very best of luck finding the ideal agent for your work.

All best,


Jenny Bent
The Bent Agency
12/12/2022 08:23 PM
EQ 10/27/22
ER 11/11/22
99k upmarket
12/10/2022 04:30 PM
EQ: 12/10/22 Fantasy 130k

Standard auto-reply: found it in my promotions folder
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02/20/2023 - Closed to queries.
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