Agents:
Jenny Bent
Victoria Cappello
Gemma Cooper
Heather Flaherty
Louise Fury
Molly Ker Hawn
Susan Hawk
Beth Phelan
Brooks Sherman

To query Brooks, please review our
submissions guidelines
Then email  shermanqueries@thebentagency.com

Currently Closed to Queries


Please send me:

  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Picture Books
  • Adult Trade Fiction, especially Speculative
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Memoir
  • Humor
  • Pop Culture

I'm not currently considering queries in the following genres:

  • Women's Fiction/Romance
  • Poetry
  • Screenplays
  • Short Story Collections
  • Serious Nonfiction
  • Reference
  • Sports
  • Self-Help/How-To

Brooks Sherman

Brooks is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
To query Brooks, please review our submissions guidelines
Then email shermanqueries@thebentagency.com

Brooks Sherman represents picture books, fiction for young adult and middle-grade-readers, select literary and commercial adult fiction, and nonfiction in the areas of humor, pop culture, and narrative nonfiction.


Prior to joining The Bent Agency, I worked as a literary agent at FinePrint Literary Management and in the managing editorial department of Henry Holt and Company. I am a hands-on, editorial agent who delights in developing projects with my clients before bringing them to the attention of publishers.

Before starting my career in publishing, I spent several years working in the entertainment industry (in both New York and Hollywood), and two years with the Peace Corps in West Africa. Having bounced around all over the world, I am delighted to be back in Brooklyn—although I look forward to my next Transylvanian backpacking expedition with great anticipation!

I'm seeking projects that balance strong voice with gripping plot lines. Stories that make me laugh earn extra points! My interest in adult fiction runs the gamut from literary to speculative (particularly contemporary fantasy rooted in realistic settings, horror, and magical realism), as well as historical and crime fiction. On the children's side, I'm looking for middle grade fiction of all genres (but particularly fantasy adventure and contemporary), humorous projects from author-illustrators, and young adult fiction of all types except paranormal romance. I would especially love to get my hands on a creepy and/or funny contemporary young adult project.