Submission Guidelines

If you know you're a great writer with a story to tell, we hope you'll be in touch with us. Please review these submission guidelines before you contact us.

First, review our agents' bios and decide which of us you'd like to query. Please do not simultaneously query our agents; submit your work to only one of us. If she passes, feel free to contact another.

Second, email your chosen agent and tell her briefly who you are, about your book, and why you're the one to write it. Include the title of your project in the subject line of your email. Then paste the first ten pages of your book in the body of your email (not as an attachment, please). If you're submitting a picture book, please include the complete text; for illustrations, please also include a link to your website if available, or two or three PDFs or JPEGs of your work.

Please do not send an exclusive query. Queries are meant to be shared with multiple agencies. The Bent Agency ONLY accepts email queries. If you send your query by postal mail, it will be recycled and not returned to you.

It is our goal to respond to every query. If you don't receive a response within a month, please resend your query and indicate that you're sending it again.

If the agent is interested in your work, she'll respond with instructions for sending the rest of your material. If we do request material from you, we ask that you check back with us before accepting representation elsewhere.

The Bent Agency is grateful for all queries and submissions. We understand that your work is important to you and we thank you for considering us.