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Ms. Heather Flaherty

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: HeddaFlaherty

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E-Mail: Yes

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from MReyesWrites
May 31, 2018 1:06 pm

EQ: 5/30/18

YA fantasy
from anotherearth
May 28, 2018 11:23 am

EQ: 05/21
ER: 05/28

Same form as others
from Rogueland
May 27, 2018 8:30 pm

Emailed query 5-13-18
Rejection emailed 5-25-18
Thriller, 75,000 words
from zoper33
May 16, 2018 1:54 am

@rhwaz2003: thanks! Yes that is helpful!
from rhwaz2003
May 15, 2018 12:37 pm

In case it's helpful, she was on vacay the week of 3/12. I sent my requested full and got an OOO (she had requested via a different email--not the flahertyqueries one). She was nice enough to confirm receipt during her vacation :) Thus, that may be why some people who queried during that time are experiencing a delay.
from Catsamoa79
May 15, 2018 10:09 am

It took 117 days for my rejection to come through...
from verakurian
May 14, 2018 6:13 pm

I'm one of the skippees as well (3/20). I don't think its a glitch though, because first there was a big block of skipped people, but one by one they have been getting responses. The same thing happened with another agent I was obsessively checking. I need to stop obsessing!
from WhiteGardenia
May 13, 2018 10:54 pm

@zoper33, I submitted on 3/06 and was skipped over as well. Seems like a big chunk of queries were skipped in the same timeframe (early to mid March). Hard to believe they are all in the “Maybe” pile since they were skipped in a group like that.

Maybe the skipped-overs should resubmit...?
from moonwatch178
May 13, 2018 12:24 pm

@zoper33 Her timeline shows that she skips over a few here and there (my guess is that it's her maybe pile).
from zoper33
May 13, 2018 7:14 am

EQ: 3/14

YA Fantasy, 81k

Still haven't heard back... I'm wondering if there was an issue.
from duke_of_lilywhite
May 11, 2018 12:49 pm

EQ: 4-29-18
ER: 5-8-18
Hi there,
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,

from horrorchix89
May 08, 2018 10:10 am

Same “Hi there” rejection
from tbearwoman
May 08, 2018 9:13 am

EQ 4-21-18
MG contemporary fiction

ER 5-8-18 addressed to "Hi, there"
At least she didn't leave me hanging.
from DrFaerieGodmother
May 01, 2018 10:53 pm

@hdiangelis, thanks for the response. I was just hoping I wasn't settling in for the long haul. Alas.
from hdiangelis
May 01, 2018 11:49 am

DrFaerieGodmother: Hard to say, but she's had mine since 1/10/17.

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