Agents:
Jenny Bent
Victoria Cappello
Gemma Cooper
Heather Flaherty
Louise Fury
Molly Ker Hawn
Susan Hawk
Beth Phelan
Brooks Sherman

To send Beth requested materials, please review our
submissions guidelines
Then email  phelanqueries@thebentagency.com

Currently Closed to Queries


Please send me:

  • Middle grade fiction
  • Young adult fiction
  • Contemporary romance
  • Romantic suspense
  • Suspense/thriller/mystery
  • General commercial and literary fiction
  • Cookbooks
  • Humor and pop culture

I'm not currently considering queries in the following genres:

  • Sports
  • History
  • Poetry
  • Reference/Academic
  • Science
  • Short stories
  • Picture books
  • Screenplays
  • Self-help/spirituality

Beth Phelan

Beth is currently closed to unsolicited materials.
To send Beth requested materials, please review our submissions guidelines
Then email phelanqueries@thebentagency.com

Beth Phelan represents authors of middle grade, young adult, and select adult fiction (including contemporary romance, suspense/thrillers, and upmarket fiction), as well as the occasional cookbook or pop culture/humor project.


I am most drawn to voice and emotional resonance in young adult contemporary, rich literary voices in middle grade, and immersive worlds in YA and MG fantasy. I am particularly fond of stories with smart humor and a touch of the bittersweet. For adult fiction, I like complex stories with strong plotting; smart and sexy romance, and female-driven suspense/thrillers with twists that I’d never see coming.

After graduating from New York University, I found my footing as an intern with the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. Since then, I've held positions at Waxman Leavell Literary and Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. I’ve been with the Bent Agency since September 2013. I also run #DVpit on Twitter (more info at dvpit.com). Find me on Twitter at @beth_phelan.