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 · Nov 11

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 · 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

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

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

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

For my MG, right now I really want magical adventure! Send me something fantastical and fun, with a great hook, and friendships that shine. Especially if there are any non-human magical characters incorporated in a fresh way. #MSWL

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 31 Jan 2018

ICYMI, I’m open to queries! And last night, I requested my first full manuscript from slush at GZLA. These queries have been INCREDIBLE so far. Please keep them coming! For my #MSWL, check out this: bethphelan.com/wishlist

GIMME YOUR YA & MG!

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 27 Mar 2017

I close to queries this Wednesday, but a #MSWL exception in MG and YA: Joy as resistance.

beth phelan (closed to unsolicited queries) @beth_phelan · 21 Apr 2016

Creepy, strange, chilling (but not necessarily horror) for YA and MG. Like, really weird. #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 · 10 Mar 2016

Still loving weird MG and YA with strong grounded storytelling. #mswl