Laurel Symonds

Literary Agent

The Bent Agency

Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. Vote!

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. Vote!
24 MSWL
1 Tips

I'm constantly catching up on queries (which have gone up 200% since the pandemic hit). One category I'd love to see more of are graphic novels for kids and teens. Contemporary/fantasy/historical. Always diverse voices! Especially if an author/illustrator. #MSWL

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. Vote!
24 MSWL
1 Tips

My picture book #MSWL changed recently: I’m looking for author-illustrators (instead of text only projects) but I will make an exception for contests (like DVPit!), critiques, and conferences.

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. Vote!
24 MSWL
1 Tips
Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. Vote!
24 MSWL
1 Tips

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.

Laurel Symonds
@LaurelSymonds
Literary Agent
Literary agent at The Bent Agency. I tweet about books and desserts in equal measure. My dog is the best office assistant ever. Vote!
24 MSWL
1 Tips

Jenny Bent @jennybent

hey 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.