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 especially on the lookout for YA rom coms (TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE; RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE), MG contemporary (A SONG FOR A WHALE; EVENTOWN), MG historical (WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE; PRARIE LOTUS), and graphic novels (NEW KID, LAURA DEAN) #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

Literary MG, whether that's contemporary (a la Corey Ann Haydu) or an animal POV (PAX), I want the books that are going to pull at my heartstrings but leave me uplifted. I'd also love to see something girly (UNICORN QUEST) or with complex puzzles (BENEDICT SOCIETY). #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
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 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.

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

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)

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.