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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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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 Artzicarol
Oct 03, 2017 9:41 pm


EQ: 2/23/17 YA fairy tale retelling
ER: 3/16/17 awesome 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.
10/2/17: Contemplating nudging again since it's been 5 months.
from FalthoWitch
Oct 03, 2017 11:48 am


EQ: 10/03/2017

YA Fantasy 83k
from KristenH
Sep 26, 2017 6:53 am


Eq 7/9/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 9/22/17 (No word from nudge.)
from aalogan
Sep 25, 2017 9:55 pm


EQ 9/25/17 76k Adult Fairy Tale Retelling
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
from ltlibrarian
Aug 27, 2017 10:29 am


YA Portal Fantasy - #DVpit request

EQ: 04/26/17
CNR
from KristenH
Aug 09, 2017 3:30 pm


Patrick, on both Firefox and Safari, I'm seeing a blank screen for the Bent Agency's website. Are they having issues?
from placebofeelings
Aug 02, 2017 7:39 pm


Have anyone heard back from their fulls? I send over my manuscript in January, and haven't heard anything since. I'm hoping to see if anyone has heard recently, and maybe where she is with submissions?
from Jennifer13
Aug 01, 2017 9:36 pm


6/9/17: in-person pitch at Books-in-Progress Conference
6/9/17: FR, sent 7/9/17 after previously-planned revisions
7/20/17: Nudge with offer of rep
8/1/17: polite step-aside

Heather is a sweet person who I enjoyed meeting and talking with; good luck to all who query her! You'll enjoy working with her.
from JessyMontgomery
Jul 30, 2017 12:02 pm


EQ 6/10/17

Resent per agency guidelines: 7/24/17

Full Request from my re-submission: 7/30/17

YA Dark Fantasy

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