Friday, September 20, 2013

Jenny Bent is closed to queries until January 2014.

You guys, I can't believe I am doing this, because I've never done it, not in 20 years (even when I was on maternity leave) but I am closing to queries for a few months.  I truly hate to do this, but the demands of running an eight-person agency (watch this space for an announcement of another new agent soon!) plus managing my own robust and exciting client list, mean that I need to take a little break to catch up.  I'll re-open again in a little over three months, let's say January 1, 2014.

In the meantime, if I have requested a ms from you, or you are referred by a client or someone I know, I am happy to hear from you. If I meet you at a conference and request your work, it is considered a solicited query/manuscript and will definitely be considered.

If you queried me prior to this announcement (made at the end of the day on September 20, 2013), I will still consider the query.  

All other queries will not be responded to, although you will receive an auto-response saying I am closed to queries.

I wish everyone the best with all their writing endeavors and look forward to hearing from you after December 31, 2013.


  1. heartbreaking ... but understandable

  2. I've waiting to query, going through several edits first, looks like I was too late. Bummed, but completely understandable.