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Ms. Heather Flaherty

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 02, 2019 9:34 am

Profile Update: No longer listed on agency website.
from QuillScribe
Jun 20, 2019 3:38 am

Elysia, she was formerly my agent, and I keep in touch with her current clients. She will continue to work for a while for them, but I wanted to let those querying know. If something changes, I will post it here.
from Elysia
Jun 18, 2019 2:59 pm

@QuillScribe Where did you see that?
from QuillScribe
Jun 18, 2019 12:06 pm

Agent will be leaving the business.
from HollyM
Apr 26, 2019 8:52 pm

EQ: 7.10.18
FR: 8.9.18
Withdrawn due to offer on different MS 4.26.19
84k adult thriller
from karenleespree
Jan 21, 2019 12:15 pm

EQ: 6/7
Full Request 7/3

MG Contemporary
Sent nudge: 10/22/18

"Thank you for your message! I am out of the office and at a conference from October 19th - 22nd, with very limited access to email. Unless your message is urgent, I’ll respond once back at my desk on Tuesday, October 23rd. "

ER: 1/20/2019 ~ with a huge apology for taking longer than she anticipated.

from holdthemellish
Jan 21, 2019 7:50 am

Update 01/21/2019: Rejection on Full Manuscript. Form Letter.
Does anyone know if the four week policy applies to full manuscript requests? Likely not, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had experience with this agent in this regard. I received the request from this agent and sent her the full six weeks ago.
from qreamsicle
Jan 11, 2019 1:01 pm

EQ: 06/03/18
FR: 06/26/18
01/09/19 Apology for lack of response that I think is also intended as a rejection?
from jennadevillier
Nov 13, 2018 8:14 am

EQ: 8/22
Per submission guidelines, resent query: 10/11
(I know she's currently closed, but hopefully since my original query was before she closed, she'll consider it)
Update: asked Heather about it on Twitter (she's super sweet!). She said not to worry about it, she'll read my resend <3
CNR: 11/13

She may still answer my query someday, but I'm just going to close it out for now so I can move on.

79k YA Fantasy
from royalmcflea
Nov 06, 2018 1:45 pm

EQ 10/2
CNR 11/2

Heather requested my full MG fantasy, once revised and shorter, at a conference in Oct 2017. Queried according to agency's cold query guidelines but with conference name in header and asking if she was still interested in MG fantasy and the full. No reply, no auto-response on submission.

MG fantasy 77K
from jeasley
Oct 29, 2018 5:05 pm

EQ 8/17/18
CNR 10/29/18 95K literary fiction
from tllehmann
Oct 09, 2018 9:28 pm

EQ: 9/7
FR: 10/9
Sent 10/9

YA Fantasy, 95K
from aalogan
Sep 17, 2018 1:37 pm

EQ 9/25/17 76k Adult Fairy Tale Retelling
Per Bent Agency website, resent query: 11/28/17
1/9/18 - been over 100 Days. CNR.
Checked my junk mail, and realized she replied with a full request on 1/8/18 (ironically, one day before I marked it CNR!). Sent full 1/19/18
Nudged 9/17/18. Less than an hour later I got an email: apology for wait, would love to see more from me in the future, but rejection.
from protagonist101
Sep 14, 2018 9:51 pm

EQ: 5/25/18
FR: 6/1/2018
Personalized rejection 9/14/18 after a nudge.

Judging by the full I had out with her last year for a different MS that I never heard back on, she often seems to be a no responder to fulls. You may need to nudge to get a response.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 10, 2018 11:17 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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