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 · 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 · 16 Apr 2018

I’m still looking for my fresh take on vampires in YA, whether grounded in this world or else reimagined and renamed in a fantasy one. I’d love to see more unexpected urban fantasy in general too, with characters I’d follow anywhere. #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 · 7 Jul 2017

Started Search Party (no spoilers pls). I really want a YA or adult mystery. Character-driven story w/ gripping mystery at its core. #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 · 27 Mar 2017

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