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Contact

You can contact me at desiree[at]thebentagency[dot]com

Queries

I am closed to unsolicited queries as of April 2, 2022. You can find updates on my current query status here, on my QueryManager form , and by following me on Twitter @swindlesoiree. You can find more information on my wishlist and my submissions guidelines. Any queries received at my main contact email will be deleted without being read, as will queries sent via post.

Events

I am available for a select number of events in 2022. I love speaking to people about publishing, teaching, or just books! If you're interested in having me as a part of your organization or event as a moderator, speaker, or evaluator, feel free to contact me at the email above with details. Please note I am only participating in virtual events at this time, and I do require reasonable notice for participation.

Informational Interviews

I am available for a select number of events in 2022. I love speaking to people about publishing, teaching, or just books! If you're interested in having me as a part of your organization or event as a moderator, speaker, or evaluator, feel free to contact me at the email above with details. Please note I am only participating in virtual events at this time, and I do require reasonable notice for participation.

Freelance Consultation

Throughout the year, I take a limited number of freelance projects in various areas. If you're interested in consulting with me in any of the following, please use the form to send your inquiry. I do not take rush jobs.

    Design
    • Website design for authors and publishing professionals
    • Interior book design
    • Cover design for independent presses and creators
    Writing & Editing
    • Query critiques*
    • Sample pages
    • Script editing for graphic novels
    • Resume and cover letter consultation**
Any consultation or freelance work is not an agreement of future collaborations or representation. If you consult me for editorial work, you may not query or pitch me over the course of our agreement, and you will receive equal consideration should you choose to seek representation from me in the future.

* I accept requests for middle grade and YA, in the following genres: horror, fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism. I also consider graphic novels of any genre.
** I will consult on almost any resume/cover letter, but specialize in publishing jobs, internship and fellowship applications, and resumes for career changes.