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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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E-Mail: Yes

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from mjpollack
Dec 08, 2017 11:32 pm


EQ: 12/8

YA Paranormal Horror (dark, and lovely), 92k
from why_archibald
Nov 29, 2017 8:39 pm


EQ: 11/14
Nudged with offer: 11/16
CNR: 11/29
Signed with another agent: 11/29
from aalogan
Nov 28, 2017 10:18 pm


EQ 9/25/17 76k Adult Fairy Tale Retelling
Per Bent Agency website, resent query: 11/28/17
from uphillcastle
Nov 28, 2017 7:06 pm


EQ: 27/11/17 YA fantasy
ER:29/17
from FalthoWitch
Nov 14, 2017 8:49 am


EQ: 10/03/2017
CNR: 11/14/2017

Seems like she is very quick if she's interested. So, going to CNR this.


YA Fantasy 83k
from jaustail
Nov 14, 2017 3:20 am


EQ: 2nd october 2017
ER: 14th november 2017
space opera
from mimi1293
Nov 05, 2017 4:44 pm


EQ: 11/5
from Artzicarol
Oct 18, 2017 3:05 pm


EQ: 2/23/17 YA fairy tale retelling
ER: 3/16/17 great rejection asking what ELSE I had. She was interested in my YA low fantasy, 84K; I took 6 weeks to revise it
Full sent: 4/27/17

Sent nudge early August. No answer.
10/3/17: Nudged again since it's been 5 months. No reply.
from SmithsNewMapofLondon
Oct 06, 2017 7:18 pm


#DVPit 10/2
EQ: First 10 pgs 10/3
FR: 10/5 (ahhh, I am so excited!!) sent 10/6


YA Victorian Mystery
from Gracefulghost
Oct 06, 2017 4:12 am


EQ (DVPit): 10.02.17
FR: 10.02.17
Rejection: 10.06.17

A short, personalised note, but essentially she's not looking for this on her list.
from KristenH
Sep 26, 2017 6:53 am


Eq 7/9/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 9/22/17 (No word from nudge.)
from davenport
Sep 14, 2017 1:37 pm


EQ: 2/15/17 (originally sent to Jenny Bent who then referred me to Heather)
FR: 3/6/17 which I sent the same day.
Nudged Aug 21. No reply.
Notified of offer of rep from another agency 9/14.
from Risa97
Sep 12, 2017 11:35 am


EQ - 5/24/17
Resubmitted per website guidelines 7/21/17
CNR - 9/12/17

Urban Fantasy 96k
from deebza
Sep 11, 2017 8:39 pm


Referral for full request sent: 9/10/17

YA Fantasy 73K
from horrorchix89
Sep 03, 2017 7:48 pm


EQ: 5/27 (resub)
Nudge: 6/29
Resub: 8/2
CNR: 9/3

YA Dark Fantasy 93k

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