Literary agent at The Bent Agency repping kid's and YA fiction and nonfiction. Writer, traveler, baker, and dog lover.
I had such an amazing time at #alaac19 and in New York! After wonderful conversations with my TBA colleagues and many editors, a few updates to my #MSWL: coming of age literary MG, young illustrated MG, and (still!) contemporary YA, especially diverse voices and/or a rom com.
Veronica Mars @veronicamarsThe taser's making a comeback, #marshmallows. #VeronicaMars season 4 drops July 26th, only on @hulu. pic.twitter.com/8NFVKeUeQG
Ahhh! There are few tv shows I'm more passionate about than this one*. I can't wait!
*Pushing Daisies is the only rival.**
**I would love the YA versions of both of these! #MSWL
Time flies when you're having fun! In my first 6 months of agenting I've built a client list I'm SO proud of. Here's an updated #MSWL (for the next 6 months & beyond!): author-illustrators, slice-of-life chapter book series, girly middle grade (all genres), and contemporary YA.
Betsy Bird @FuseEightThey're beautiful, they're hilarious, they're downright strange. Early chapter books are the hardest to categorize. What is it about 6-9 year old readers? I pluck out some of the best of 2018: blogs.slj.com/afuse8producti… pic.twitter.com/BkDpvJKWnw
How about some middle grade #MSWL today?
- Classic feel + animal POV (ONE AND ONLY IVAN, PAX)
- Fantasy, both lighthearted and dark (Thickety series, UNICORN QUEST)
- Quirky + puzzles + complex plots (Mysterious Benedict Society, YORK)
- Historical (WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE)
While we’re getting to know each other, how about some #mswl? Today I’ll talk about YA:
- Contemporary with earnest, engaging voices (WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, TO ALL THE BOYS, DUMPLIN’)
- Lush fantasy (CARAVAL, Grisha series)
- Sassy girl detective a la Veronica Mars
Jenny Bent @jennybenthey everyone we have a cool announcement #TBA @LaurelSymonds thebentagency.com/laurel-symonds pic.twitter.com/JiUlv5RzL4
I am so thrilled to join The Bent Agency as a literary agent!
Writers, send me all* your books!
*Specifically good ones that fit the linked criteria. Bonus points if they include mighty girls, dogs, sisters, baking, or magical happenings.