Agents:
Nicola Barr
Jenny Bent
Victoria Cappello
Gemma Cooper
Heather Flaherty
Louise Fury
Molly Ker Hawn
Sarah Manning
Beth Phelan


To send Jenny requested materials, please review our
submissions guidelines
Then email  queries@thebentagency.com

Currently Closed to Queries


Please send me:

  • Literary fiction
  • Women's fiction
  • Commercial fiction, including romance
  • Young adult and middle grade fiction
  • Memoir
  • Humor
  • Suspense/crime

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

  • Science fiction
  • Poetry
  • Picture books
  • Serious nonfiction
  • Reference
  • Sports
  • Self-help/how-to

Jenny Bent

Jenny is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
To send Jenny requested materials, please review our submissions guidelines
Then email queries@thebentagency.com

Jenny Bent represents literary and commercial adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction. She also represents nonfiction in the areas of memoir, humor and select narrative nonfiction.


I was born in New York City but grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia in a house full of books where I spent many lazy afternoons reading in a sunny window seat. I went on to England to get a BA/MA with first class honors from Cambridge University, and then worked at several boutique agencies before joining Trident Media Group in 2003. In 2009 I left to found The Bent Agency. In the course of my career, I have represented a great many New York Times bestselling authors, a list which currently includes Stephanie Garber, AG Howard, Governor John Kasich, Lori Nelson Spielman, Goldy Moldavsky, Yangsze Choo, Lynn Weingarten, Lynsay Sands, Lori Wilde and Julia London.

I’m currently looking for commercial and literary fiction for adults and children as well as select nonfiction including memoir and humor. In adult fiction, I particularly enjoy women's fiction and crime/suspense. I also love novels—for grown-ups or children—that have an element of magic or fantasy to them or that take me into a strange and new world, whether real or imaginary. All of the books that I represent speak to the heart in some way: they are linked by genuine emotion, inspiration and great writing and story telling. I love books that make me laugh, make me cry, or ideally do both.