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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

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from Doodles
Feb 21, 2017 11:45 am


@gwmartins: That's what I did. I figure if guidelines say agents respond in a month and you gave her two chances to do that, it probably means she isn't interested. Plus, it looks like she usually makes requests pretty quickly.
from margocanada26
Feb 20, 2017 5:46 pm


EQ: 2/20/17
from pickfordm
Feb 19, 2017 11:42 am


LayneSarkey, I submitted my full about the same time that you did and haven't heard back. I also submitted in November but see that she's been slow to get back to other people too. So, I'm half giving up, half holding on. It's not over yet for you. Best of luck.
from LayneSarkey
Feb 18, 2017 9:02 pm


FR for Contest: 11/3/16 (Sent 11/9/16)
Nudge: 1/12/17 (in same email thread, which I've since read isn't the right way to go?)
2nd Nudge: 2/18/17 (wouldn't normally do this, but the agency website says they try to respond to every request, so I don't know)
Fingers crossed. Really don't want to call it on this one; it's hard to CNR a full request with a great agent...

Adult Fantasy
from gwmartins
Feb 18, 2017 1:30 pm


Guys, a little help, please. I sent a query last year that went unanswered for a couple of months, so as per the guidelines of the website, I resent it. Now it's been over a month that I've resent the query. Should I just CNR and query someone else or do you think she's just running a little late on query responses?
from Doodles
Feb 15, 2017 4:25 pm


Thanks, EMBmom - that's what I hoped to hear!
from EMBmom
Feb 15, 2017 3:13 pm


Doodles,
In my opinion, yes (assuming you've given the first agent a reasonably long amount of time before CNR). TBA seems very open to quering another agent if the first one passes.
Good luck.
from Doodles
Feb 15, 2017 2:48 pm


CNR'ed. Safe to query another agent at Bent or is that rude?
from abreitwrite
Feb 09, 2017 10:48 am


EQ: 1/31/17

Young Adult Fantasy, 97K
from EMBmom
Jan 26, 2017 9:16 am


EQ - 10/26/16
CNR - 1/26/17
from americantypo
Jan 19, 2017 10:32 am


Ditto with the long wait. Sent mine in Nov also. Going to follow up in late Feb at the 3 month mark, but I'm gonna guess it'll be till April before I get an answer.
from pickfordm
Jan 11, 2017 4:53 pm


Good to know, tabbird. I sent my mss in Nov. so probably have a long wait ahead of me. I wish us both the best of luck!
from tabbird
Jan 09, 2017 10:14 pm


Full requested April at completion of Pitch to Publication contest from march 2016
Agreed to send full at end of June as ms still in copy editing.
Finished ms and sent according to her instructions on 30th June 2016
Haven't heard back yet.

Nudged on full request on 7th Sept 2016- Heather replied with lovely note saying it is still under consideration.
2nd nudge on full request on 10th December 2016- Heather replied with lovely note thanking me for patience and saying it is still under consideration.
(I super appreciate her replies- very nice and I know she is busy. I hope I get the chance to work with her.)
from danniemolguin
Jan 07, 2017 5:28 pm


1/7/17: EQ
from aalogan
Jan 05, 2017 1:41 pm


EQ 10/22/16 69k Japanese Urban Fantasy

Noticed Bent Agency website says to resend if no response after 1 month. Resent query 1/3/17.

ER 1/5/17 - Resending apparently worked - got a rejection 2 days later

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