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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 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,

Heather
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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