The Bent Agency is the home of nine agents: Jenny Bent, Gemma Cooper, Heather Flaherty, Louise Fury, Molly Ker Hawn, Rachel Horowitz, Sarah Manning, Victoria Cappello, and Nicola Barr. Together we represent a century of experience in the publishing industry, with backgrounds in editorial, marketing, and subsidiary rights. Our list is diverse, which means we represent what we love, including writers of history, humor, lifestyle, inspiration, memoir, literary fiction, children’s and commercial fiction.
Our Agents at a glance
Nicola Barr represents literary and commercial fiction for adults and children, and nonfiction in the areas of sports, popular science, popular culture, and social and cultural history. Read More.
Nicola is open to queries.
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. Read More.
Jenny is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
Victoria Cappello represents commercial and literary adult fiction as well as narrative nonfiction. Read More.
Victoria is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
Gemma Cooper represents authors and author/illustrators who write for children, from picture books to young adult, fiction and non-fiction. Read More.
Gemma is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
Heather Flaherty represents adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction. She also represents nonfiction in humor, pop-culture, social media, and true crime. Read More.
Heather is open to queries.
Louise Fury represents adult and young adult fiction, including suspense/thrillers, romance, and select nonfiction, as well as novels with a graphic element or illustrations. Read More.
Louise is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
Molly Ker Hawn represents authors who write for the young adult and middle grade market. Read More.
Molly is open to queries.
Rachel represents commercial and accessible literary children’s fiction as well as select commercial women’s fiction. Read More.
Rachel is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
Sarah Manning represents commercial and accessible literary adult fiction and nonfiction in the area of memoir, lifestyle and narrative nonfiction. Read More.