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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 Kaiodem
Mar 14, 2018 1:35 pm

EQ: 3/14/18

from tdubphyz
Mar 13, 2018 2:20 pm

EQ: 3/13

lit fic, 92k
from Fj2018
Mar 12, 2018 3:21 pm

EQ 3/3
ER 3/12 form

Thriller 80k
from skf9818
Mar 06, 2018 4:52 pm

EQ: 2/6
resent query per agency guidelines 3/6

YA f
from Catsamoa79
Feb 16, 2018 9:23 am

floridagal007 - No clue. All I can tell you is that it took 117 days total to get a response from her (a rejection). I, too, resent the query after close to 2 months had passed and finally received the rejection close to another 2 months later.
from floridagal007
Feb 16, 2018 7:45 am

This agent's "data explorer" has always left me curious, because she has a pretty good track record of responding with rejections, but there are also so many "skips" (I'm one of them, unfortunately.) Anyone have any insight into Heather's query management process that might shed some light? I even re-sent my query as permitted by her website after the non-response time had passed, and that was a month ago. Very odd.
from aalogan
Jan 19, 2018 10:05 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
from KristenH
Jan 18, 2018 4:15 pm

Eq 7/9/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 9/22/17 (No word from nudge.)
Update: ER 1/18/18. (Passed--not right for her list.)
from froufrou
Jan 16, 2018 10:33 pm

EQ: 1/6/18
ER: 1/16/18

YA historical fantasy, 91K
from floridagal007
Jan 16, 2018 4:39 pm

EQ 11/27
Re-send (permitted after 4 weeks per website) 1/16

Hist fic 104k
from mjpollack
Jan 16, 2018 2:41 pm

EQ: 12/8
ER: 1/16, form letter... same one as posted above

YA Paranormal Horror (dark, and lovely), 92k
from coconutfrog
Jan 16, 2018 2:07 pm

EQ: 1/2/18 (Auto receipt)
ER: 1/16/18 (form)

YA fantasy, 84k
from terrilynm
Jan 16, 2018 1:11 pm

EQ: 12/14/2017
ER: 1/16/18 - The same form letter that m_pepper posted
from m_pepper
Jan 16, 2018 1:00 pm

EQ: 13 Dec 2017
ER: 16 Jan 2018 - kind form letter

"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. "
from paddler
Jan 11, 2018 7:09 pm

EQ 1/11/18

99k thriller

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