Beth Phelan

Literary Agent

The Bent Agency

mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

#mswl indigenous authors writing their own stories 💚

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

i am still closed and catching up on lots of reading, but.... if you have a YA or MG with monsters rooted in underrepresented mythologies/cultures/folklore/history (#ownvoices only please)... well, i'd like to see that. can be fantasy or contemporary! #mswl

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

as i said, i am very much behind on queries/reading, but as i think this might be a long shot and it's super on my mind right now, i'm gonna put it out into the universe:

#mswl for #ownvoices BIPOC BPD YA 💚

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

beth phelan, here sometimes @beth_phelan

I wanna troll @petejknapp by slapping my own mswl tag on his wishlist tweets 🤔😜

in seriousness, would love

-FUNNY stuff
-larger-than-life narrative voice
-MG fantasy series
-character ensembles
-YA after high school about teens not going to college
-family stories
-something that feels like a bottle episode

#mswl

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

#MSWL in-this-moment:

- Fun MG fantasy with secondary non-human characters
- LOL MG and YA
- Undeniable VOICE
- Ensemble casts
- Monsters
- MG with non "trad" parents/guardians

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

anxiety has been making it hard to focus very well, but i will say that in addition to the rest of my #MSWL i am also highly motivated to read more LOL MG fantasy adventure. have a few fantastic mss in my queue and would add some more… :)

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

Happy 2020! I’m back open to queries!! Send me...

#MG:

LOL fantasy, contemporary tackling big topics, queer madcap ensemble adventures!

#YA:

Weird crimes/myths, underdog fantasy, dark paranormal, experimental shit!

#querytip #mswl #subtip #amquerying

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

when i updated my website, i also updated my wishlist! please bookmark this for the new year, when i finally, at long last, reopen to queries! #mswl #amquerying #querytip
bethphelan.com/submission-wis…

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

Catching up on subs and i notice i have excellent YA here, but not much MG! #mswl WHEN I REOPEN: I really want to work on more MG! Commercial or literary—give me your big series hooks, magic, light and fun contemporary, hopeful stories touching on tough topics, queer characters!!

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips
beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

if anyone has a MG or YA with a PROTAGONIST who has ADHD, i'd love to see it. in particular, a type that isn't the more commonly associated hyperactive but features the inattentiveness, procrastination, disorganized thoughts, etc. would be open to realistic or fantasy #MSWL

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips

technically closed to queries but aching for more submissions from Native / Indigenous authors, MG or YA, of course. send my way with “Native voice” in the subject line 💚💚 #mswl #amquerying

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
mg & ya literary agent (but closed to unsolicited submissions). INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) and @DV_con . pronounced FAIL-inn. defund the police.
95 MSWL
125 AskAgent
26 Tips