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    Queried on 3/16. I guess that's a no go?
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    Ms. Bent sent me a request for a full last week. I wrote a note thanking her, but expressing that I have other representation. My note bounced – 3 times – because of a full mailbox. I queried in late Jan/early Feb. So… chances are she hasn’t read your query yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writermom View Post
    Ms. Bent sent me a request for a full last week. I wrote a note thanking her, but expressing that I have other representation. My note bounced – 3 times – because of a full mailbox. I queried in late Jan/early Feb. So… chances are she hasn’t read your query yet.
    Ooh wouldn't it be lovely! A chance, perhaps, to dream.

    Congratulations on finding an agent!!
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    Congrats on landing an agent, writermom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by writermom View Post
    Ms. Bent sent me a request for a full last week. I wrote a note thanking her, but expressing that I have other representation. My note bounced – 3 times – because of a full mailbox. I queried in late Jan/early Feb. So… chances are she hasn’t read your query yet.

    Congratulations on finding an agent. What do you write?

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    Quote Originally Posted by writermom View Post
    I queried in late Jan/early Feb. So… chances are she hasn’t read your query yet.

    ::crosses fingers::

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    Quote Originally Posted by writermom View Post
    Ms. Bent sent me a request for a full last week. I wrote a note thanking her, but expressing that I have other representation.
    CONGRATS!! How does it feel?

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    The Bent Agency still says:
    PLEASE NOTE: as of May 1, 2009, we have put a temporary hold on submissions as we work our way through an overwhelming backlog of submissions. We hope to be back up and running by the end of the month.

    Well, it's past the end of May and half way into June. Any word if she's open to queries again and just hasn't updated her website? I'd love to query her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loriwriter View Post
    The Bent Agency still says:
    PLEASE NOTE: as of May 1, 2009, we have put a temporary hold on submissions as we work our way through an overwhelming backlog of submissions. We hope to be back up and running by the end of the month.

    Well, it's past the end of May and half way into June. Any word if she's open to queries again and just hasn't updated her website? I'd love to query her.
    I haven't heard if she's open. I still haven't heard from her on my 4/4 query, nor my Sept '08 query.
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    She was my first request for my YA novel, The Guardians. Sadly, it was in it's very first draft stages, and she passed. She was a real sweetheart about it.

    I'm hoping she's opened back up by the end of the month b/c I want to query her my WIP....which should be finished and Betaed by then. I'm in overdrive mode!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juneluv12 View Post
    She was my first request for my YA novel, The Guardians. Sadly, it was in it's very first draft stages, and she passed. She was a real sweetheart about it.

    I'm hoping she's opened back up by the end of the month b/c I want to query her my WIP....which should be finished and Betaed by then. I'm in overdrive mode!!!
    Go Juneluv! I might requery later this summer on a new WIP myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    Go Juneluv! I might requery later this summer on a new WIP myself.
    You too Erin!! I just went to her website, and it said the same thing about it being closed...hmm, maybe by then!!

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    I queried her in January and got a full request. I nudged in May and got a rejection in early June saying she liked the voice and concept, but didn't dig the love story arc. But she referred me to Holly Root, who she thought would be interested. ahahahaha! Love it!

    But I just wanted to say that I know she's been busy with set up and flooded with queries. She's also been attending conferences. So she will get back to you, just try to be patient.

    I think she'd be a fantastic agent, and I wish you all good luck!
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    She's accepting subs again.

    I met her at a conference. She's funny, smart & seems like a great agent.

    So I submitted to her today. Fingers, toes, teeth & eyes crossed!

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    requested a partial from me--we'll see how it goes...

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    emandem - when did you query?

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    jennibly--I queried her back in March. Per her blog, some of the March queries slipped through the cracks, and I actually didn't get the request for the partial until a couple of weeks ago. We'll see how it goes.

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    So, does that mean it's gonna be awhile if I queried say last week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emandem View Post
    jennibly--I queried her back in March. Per her blog, some of the March queries slipped through the cracks, and I actually didn't get the request for the partial until a couple of weeks ago. We'll see how it goes.
    Good luck!

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    Received a full request today from a query!

    Question -- I was instructed to include my last name, first name, and date in the document. Does this mean in the header, do you think? What about page numbers?

    Not to be paranoid, but I'd like to make sure I format correctly.

    Thanks.

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    If you're sending a hard copy, most people like (or did when hard copy was popular) to put name (or both names) and title and page number on the running header. This helps if someone drops the hardcopy and pages fly every where. It also leads to the file with your contact information in it.

    If you're sending an attachement, I'd at least put all that on the first page. Some people don't like page numbers for these.

    Or you could just email her and ask.

    Oh, and congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    Received a full request today from a query!

    Question -- I was instructed to include my last name, first name, and date in the document. Does this mean in the header, do you think? What about page numbers?

    Not to be paranoid, but I'd like to make sure I format correctly.

    Thanks.

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    There are many references on proper formatting. I have often used the recommendations given on the SFWA website. Look under "Manuscript Preparation." (Note--the one marked with an asterisk is a joke.)

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    Tbrosz,

    Thanks -- I'm familiar with standard formatting, but the request I received was for something different.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    Tbrosz,

    Thanks -- I'm familiar with standard formatting, but the request I received was for something different.

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    Interesting. If she wants something "off-standard," it might be useful when you've hammered it out to post details here for others who might need to know.

    It would be nice if agents and publishers who want something other than standard format would put their preferences prominently on their websites...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrosz View Post
    Interesting. If she wants something "off-standard," it might be useful when you've hammered it out to post details here for others who might need to know.

    It would be nice if agents and publishers who want something other than standard format would put their preferences prominently on their websites...
    This isn't for a query, it's for a request to see a full, so putting it on the website probably isn't necessary. I'm just being paranoid in making sure I follow instructions appropriately!

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