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 · Jan 2

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 (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 10 Dec 2019

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
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beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 11 Nov 2019

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 (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

Also for YA contemporary realistic: high-concept, epic romances—especially anything with extras like compressed timelines and other ambitious narrative risks. Experiment, innovate! Been on my #MSWL forever. Inclusive and intersectional most of all.

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

I love my YA contemporary list and still WANT MORE! Something a little offbeat, surreal, defffffinitely funny. Maybe surrounding a small thing/event that gets blown out of proportion/snowballs... Peculiar communities, histories... Maybe urban legends?? #MSWL

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 12 Jun 2017

Open to queries! High on my #MSWL: millennial upmarket fic, literary mystery, dark/scary YA F & voicey contemp. Marginalized voices, always.

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 10 Mar 2016

Contemporary romance set around a craft brewery, preferably owned by women. #mswl

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 10 Mar 2016

Diverse romance -- I lean toward smart, sexy, high-heat, high-stakes contemporary. #mswl

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 10 Mar 2016

Would love a bright, funny, contemporary YA or MG (that still makes you cry) with a Muslim lead and author. #mswl

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 7 Feb 2016

Still looking for more #diversebooks in my adult fiction subs! Pleeeeease send! Contemporary romance. Suspense/thrillers. #mswl

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 28 Jan 2016

Dunno, but I'd really love a hot contemporary romance about women (and men, I guess) who brew their own beer. #mswl