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Ms. Heather Flaherty

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: HeddaFlaherty

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Aug 09, 2017 3:30 pm


Patrick, on both Firefox and Safari, I'm seeing a blank screen for the Bent Agency's website. Are they having issues?
from Risa97
Aug 05, 2017 11:26 am


EQ - 5/24/17
Resubmitted per website guidelines 7/21/17

Urban Fantasy 96k
from horrorchix89
Aug 02, 2017 8:52 pm


EQ: 5/27 (resub)
Nudge: 6/29
Resub: 8/2

YA Dark Fantasy 93k
from placebofeelings
Aug 02, 2017 7:39 pm


Have anyone heard back from their fulls? I send over my manuscript in January, and haven't heard anything since. I'm hoping to see if anyone has heard recently, and maybe where she is with submissions?
from Jennifer13
Aug 01, 2017 9:36 pm


6/9/17: in-person pitch at Books-in-Progress Conference
6/9/17: FR, sent 7/9/17 after previously-planned revisions
7/20/17: Nudge with offer of rep
8/1/17: polite step-aside

Heather is a sweet person who I enjoyed meeting and talking with; good luck to all who query her! You'll enjoy working with her.
from JessyMontgomery
Jul 30, 2017 12:02 pm


EQ 6/10/17

Resent per agency guidelines: 7/24/17

Full Request from my re-submission: 7/30/17

YA Dark Fantasy
from eebnhab
Jul 28, 2017 10:57 pm


EQ: 6/26/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
Resent per submission guidelines: 7/28/17
from sharpewords
Jul 27, 2017 12:25 am


EQ: July 9th 2017.
ER: July 27th 2017.

MG Fantasy 57K
from novelgirl92
Jul 25, 2017 12:51 pm


EQ: 6/3
ER: 7/25

83k YA Fantasy
from novelgirl92
Jul 25, 2017 12:50 pm


I queried on 6/3 and haven't heard anything yet. Should I nudge or resend?

EDIT: Haha less than 2 hours after I posted this, she responded ;)
from JJProbe
Jul 24, 2017 2:14 pm


EQ: 3/10/17
Re-sent per agency guidelines, actually much later, 6/28/17
ER: 7/24/17
102K Thriller
One of the nicer, more encouraging form rejections:

Thank you so much for writing to me! I want you to know that I consider each query I receive very carefully, and while your story is not exactly what I'm looking for at the moment, I would definitely encourage you to keep trying... agents are subjective and we're each looking for different things. I know your work is important to you and I'm absolutely grateful that you wrote to me.

Thank you again, and all my very best,

Heather
from jbkabler
Jul 23, 2017 8:18 pm


EQ 6/29/17 MG adventure 19k
ER 7/23/17 polite rejection
from brownlabsarebest
Jul 19, 2017 9:36 am


EQ May 31 2017
nudged per website guidelines Jul 8 2017
ER Jul 19 2017 - polite, encouraging form
YA Hist Fic 100k
from billybuttercup
Jul 18, 2017 1:29 pm


EQ: May 9, 2017
Nudge (per website): June 14, 2017
ER: July 18, 2017

YA speculative - really nice form rejection.
from saracnetto
Jul 14, 2017 12:50 pm


EQ 04/15
Resent EQ 05/21
FR 07/10 (sent three days later)
non-Western YA Fantasy 83K

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