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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

Online Form: No

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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
from writerEm
Jan 01, 2017 6:28 pm


EQ 12/31/16

Women's Fiction
from karambelas
Dec 19, 2016 8:46 am


EQ: 10/7
CNR 12/19

YA Contemporary 76k
from americantypo
Dec 13, 2016 8:35 am


Sent revision (she said she'd only look at the book if it was under 100k). Got it down to 97k with "series potential". Honestly, I was a bit down at first cause I repitched this and have gotten nothing but rejections and Heather was unresponsive, but when I followed up to confirm that she got the files, she responded and apologized, saying she thought she had already let me know she got the files. Phew! So now I wait. Will follow up on the full in 3 months.
from pickfordm
Dec 13, 2016 8:28 am


Congratulations, jeneral!!!!
from jeneral
Dec 13, 2016 6:12 am


11/14/16 - Sent Pitch Wars request
12/2/16 - Nudged with offer of representation
12/12/16 - No response, accepted offer from another agent.
from CarolBlondette
Dec 12, 2016 2:03 pm


EQ: 12/12/16
Contemporary YA
from Beckstah
Nov 27, 2016 7:02 pm


Gonna close this out...

EQ 9/21
CNR 11/27

MG horror
from Polonius
Nov 06, 2016 4:45 pm


EQ 4/6/16
FR 4/13/16
CNR

YA Contemporary
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EQ new YA Contemporary ms 10/3/16
Nudge with offer of representation 10/25/16
Signed with another agent 10/31/16
from JB_author
Oct 27, 2016 1:48 pm


EQ to Jenny Bent on 7/12/16
Jenny passed it to Heather.
FR from Heather on 7/14/16.
Full sent 7/14/16.
Nudge 9/23/16. She replied that she's behind in her reading.
Pass 10/20/16. Generic pass, but upon inquiring more, she gave me a polite and brief personalized note.
from TalanaRay
Oct 05, 2016 2:57 pm


EQ: 8/27/2015
Full: 8/27/2015

12/2/2015 - Nudge (no response)
5/26/2016 - Emailed her to let her know a revision was available. She requested the revision 5/27/2016
8/24/2016 - Nudge (no response)

Based on other comments below, I'm marking this as a CNR on 10/5/2016. I absolutely hate to get "no response means no" to a full, especially when the agent didn't indicate they operated this way. It's disappointing.
from draciaveil
Oct 03, 2016 8:06 am


EQ 9/14/16
ER 10/2/16

YA Epic Fantasy 130k

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