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

To query Beth, please review our
submissions guidelines
Then email  phelanqueries@thebentagency.com

Please send me:

  • Young adult and middle grade fiction
  • New adult fiction
  • Adult commercial and literary fiction
  • Suspense/thriller/mystery
  • Cookbooks
  • Humor and pop culture

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

  • Sports
  • History
  • Poetry
  • Reference/Academic
  • Science
  • Short stories
  • Screenplays
  • Erotic romance
  • Art/photography
  • Self-help/spirituality

Beth Phelan

To query Beth, please review our submissions guidelines
Then email phelanqueries@thebentagency.com

Beth Phelan represents fiction for young adults and middle-grade readers, select commercial and literary adult fiction, and nonfiction by way of lifestyle, cooking/food writing, humor, pop culture, LGBT and pets/animals.


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. As a literary agent with the Bent Agency, I am looking for complex fiction that pulls you in immediately, characters that you wish were your real friends and plot lines that drag you away from reality to a world you never want to leave. My favorite stories are told with humor and sprinkled with surprises.

When I was a kid, my father told me: "You're not going to have any friends left if you keep reading instead of returning their phone calls." That's when I knew I wanted to work with books (although I like to think that I've managed to strike a better balance in my life now). I live in Brooklyn with a neurotic chihuahua, goofy beagle and always some form of cheese in the fridge.