Beth Phelan (closed To Unsolicited Queries)

@beth_phelan

mg & ya literary agent. food, beer, dog person. INTP. she/her. creator of #DVpit (@DVpit_) & #EATTHEBOOK (IG). @PocPub subcommittee.

Brooklyn, NY

The Bent Agency

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · Aug 21

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 (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · Jun 30

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 (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · Apr 22

authors! it's okay if your book doesn't match a #mswl exactly! you don't need to revise the book to fit, or write the book to meet it, or mention the mswl at all. you can just query and let it stand on its own! just because we tweet a mswl, doesn't mean that that is ALL we want.

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · Apr 22

i want more diverse mg fantasy with secondary animal characters that steal my heart #mswl

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

If your work fits the above, just FYI I am open to queries! This and more of my #MSWL can be found at bethphelan.com/wishlist. I’ll also be on HIGH alert at #DVpit for some new stuff. Hope all the #querytip #amquerying followers are listening! Thanks! <3

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

I would also like to see some heart-achey MG contemporary that doesn’t shy away from big issues. Socially and politically engaged, with humor and joy and hope but also courage and realness and empathy. #MSWL

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 16 Apr 2018

I want urban fantasy in MG too please! Series potential and big friend groups, family-focused, heartfelt—would love to fight some surprise tears reading a fun, sweeping adventure. #MSWL