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Thread: The Bent Agency (Jenny Bent)

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    One Hit Wonder? Kasey Mackenzie's Avatar
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    Er...did I miss an announcement since last March? (Just making sure I didn't!)
    Good things come to those who wait...and work their tails off!!!


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    no big announcement from me. Just to clarify, Ms. Bent passed on my projects. I sent her my latest too, but she ultimatey passed. I have some other agents looking at it.
    So while I appreciate the congratulations on getting her to look at partials and fulls of my work, in the end it was a no go. Hopefully someone else will feel differently. But thanks for your support, Gary
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    Hello, folks. New to this site. Yesterday, I got a request for a full from Scott Miller at Trident. Does anyone have any clue as to how long it will take for him to get back to me? Thanks.

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    Welcome to AW, Tony! You might want to dig through this thread:http://absolutewrite.com/forums/show...hlight=Trident

    Stick around, and that's great that Scott requested a full!

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    Jenny Bent Agency

    I read in Publisher's LUnch that Jenny Bent is starting up her own agency and leaving Trident, but so far can't find any more info. Has anyone else heard anything?
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    Toni Ė I donít know anything personally, but I found a link to her new agency website: http://www.thebentagency.com/. Good luck!

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    I'm curious whether anyone has an opinion about whether Jenny loses any of her cache by leaving Trident to start her own agency. When she is trying to sell someone's book, are publishing houses just as interested as they would be if she were still at Trident? Does she have enough of a track record that the move is irrelevant?

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    I don't think her cachet will be diminished at all by striking out on her own, since she brings her own network of contacts with her.

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    Has anyone queried Jenny since she started her own agency? I'm wondering what her response time is.

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    I queried her a couple of weeks ago and got a very polite R in about 7 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    I queried her a couple of weeks ago and got a very polite R in about 7 days.

    I queried her a couple of weeks ago and haven't heard anything.

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    I had a query R in about 2 weeks. I get the impression, because she's a new agency, that she's been overwhelmed with queries, according to some of her 'tweets'

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    A polite 5 day R for me
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    I have a full ms with her that she's had since mid-January when she was with Trident.

    *fingers crossed*
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    Queried about 3 weeks ago--no response, yet.
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    Here is today's alert from Jenny's blog...
    "ALERT: A Temporary Hold on Queries
    As of right now, the queries@thebentagency in-box is completely full and if you send e-mail you will receive an error message. I'm asking that people please hold off on querying for a week or two (and please don't send directly to my e-mail or to info@thebentagency.com). I'll let you know when we've gotten everything caught up. We are working through over 1,000 queries. Thanks so much to everyone for thinking of me."

    Thought this might explain some of the 'no response yet' dialog here! hang in there, y'all, she's plowing through!
    Also, it appears she is looking for interns - see her blog (link on her website) for more info.
    Peace ~ hawk

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    It's important for us to realize that many agents have a work pattern of piling up queries then spending a few days grinding through a lot of them at once. It's not like they don't have plenty of other demands on their time!

    Since we usually don't know what their schedules are, those of us who query right after a session may have to wait a long time for a response. Those who query right before or during a session might get a quick response.

    So quick or slow responses should not generate an assumption that an agent is quick or slow all the time, or that some writers are getting special treatment while others get the runaround.

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    I think I have query stuck in her inbox. I queried on 4/4...no response yet.

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    I queried my adult novel on Saturday night, and I got a prompt reject yesterday(Monday).I had no idea she was working through so many queries. I was really impressed on the quick turn around since it took her about seven days to ask for a partial for my YA novel when she was still at Trident.

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    I queried yesterday. We'll see!
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    I still haven't heard anything

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    I haven't heard anything from ANYONE. Not a peep. It's killing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    Here is today's alert from Jenny's blog...
    I just checked, and nobody has put a link to her blog in this thread yet, so here it is:

    http://jennybent.blogspot.com/

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    I still haven't gotten a response on my 4/4 query. Guess she's still working thru the pile.

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    I queried her on 4/02 and haven't heard. I actually wasn't expecting to unless it's a request because her website says that she doesn't respond to all queries. It's interesting that people have received rejections from her, I'll update it I hear anything.
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