Molly Ker Hawn
Please send me:
- Young adult and middle grade fiction
- New adult fiction
- Adult commercial and literary fiction
- Humor and pop culture
I'm not currently considering queries in the following genres:
- Short stories
- Erotic romance
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.