Mr. Brooks Sherman

The Bent Agency

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Mr. Brooks Sherman

The Bent Agency

159 20th Street, Suite 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11232


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Jan 24, 2015 8:01 pm, lmm21014 said...
Kodi_R: Mr. Sherman has admitted that he has a backlog of queries and submissions and is several /months/ behind on both. If you, for some reason, have a deadline for your queries, it would be best to move on and wait.

His responses are all over the place, nudging (usually) won't help, and he's aware (as said on twitter) of the backlog.

Also, he's had multiple queries and submissions for well over three-four months. A response in less time would be lucky.

ETA for Michingangirl: You can withdraw a query, but it's up in the air if Brooks will see that. You might have to email him and just hope the other agent accepts that you sent him a note to withdraw. They should accept it.
ETA2: Good luck!
Jan 24, 2015 7:48 pm, michigangirl said...
Thank you very much for the advice, Imm21024! I decided to withdraw my query from Brooks.
Jan 24, 2015 7:13 pm, michigangirl said...
Another agent at The Bent Agency favorited one of my tweets during a pitch contest in December, but I had already queried Brooks in November. The other agent said she couldn't consider my work while my query was still out with Brooks.

Is there such a thing as 'withdrawing' a query? I'd prefer for the other agent to consider my work, since I'm getting interest from small presses and want to see if I can involve an agent before too long.

Brooks sounds like a wonderful agent! But, unfortunately, things are a bit time-sensitive for me.
Jan 24, 2015 6:14 pm, m_pepper said...
Kodi_R: I queried him on 12/12 after he favorited a #PitchMAS tweet. I haven't heard anything, but I'm allowing for extra time given the holidays.
Jan 24, 2015 4:00 pm, Kodi_R said...
Has anyone heard from him lately? I sent a query 20 days ago so I think I'm nearing the nudge date...or the close out date. But I know he's a responder he just backed up? Or something? Because there are other agents at Bent I'd like to query before it's too late.

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