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Ms. Beth Phelan

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency

273 Charlton Aveune

South Orange, NY 07079



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Website: galltzacker.com

Twitter: beth_phelan

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from Patrick (admin)
Dec 15, 2018 10:16 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from specuKate
Oct 23, 2018 3:26 pm


@moonklutz Good to know I didn't mess it up right from the start! Thanks, moonklutz and good luck to you!
from moonklutz
Oct 23, 2018 2:52 pm


@specuKate I asked her on Twitter just because I was curious and she said it's fine as is - she was just late changing the auto-responder. :) I know she's a very popular agent to query, so the chances are low, but I'm still hopeful!
from specuKate
Oct 23, 2018 2:47 pm


@moonklutz Since the first one seemed to bounce back entirely, I just resubmitted the original query assuming she never even saw it. Hope that helps.
from moonklutz
Oct 23, 2018 2:39 pm


@specuKate That's great! When you re-sent it did you change up your subject line or anything? I wasn't sure how to handle it.
from specuKate
Oct 23, 2018 12:41 pm


Update: Submitted again today and it went through! Cross fingers.

So despite our eager anticipation, and the info on the website, she is still closed to queries. I received the following auto-response when I sent today:

I am currently closed to unsolicited submissions and will reopen in mid-September (exact date to come). Your email will still be read and sorted by me, but will not be considered unless:

- it was requested by me (examples: at a conference or during a pitch event);
- you are, or were referred by, someone I know.

Please feel free to query me again when I reopen!
If you are emailing to follow up on a previously sent query, I am still in the process of responding and you will still receive a response.
from specuKate
Oct 22, 2018 3:55 pm


Thanks, moonklutz!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 22, 2018 3:39 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks moonklutz)
from moonklutz
Oct 22, 2018 12:10 pm


@specuKate her twitter has said for awhile she's reopening to queries on the 22nd (today) but she did just get back from a conference. I bet it's later today or even tomorrow. The blog post could've been queued.

Update: website says she's open! OTOH - I received an auto-response:

[THIS IS AN AUTOMATED MESSAGE.]

I am currently closed to unsolicited submissions and will reopen in mid-September (exact date to come). Your email will still be read and sorted by me, but will not be considered unless:

- it was requested by me (examples: at a conference or during a pitch event);
- you are, or were referred by, someone I know.

Please feel free to query me again when I reopen!
If you are emailing to follow up on a previously sent query, I am still in the process of responding and you will still receive a response.

Thank you!
from specuKate
Oct 19, 2018 2:15 pm


NVM--her twitter confirms she is closed to new submissions.

While the agency website says they are closed to queries, Beth's blog says she is open?
from sqeries
Oct 02, 2018 11:56 am


YA myth retelling
EQ: 4/17/18 (received email confirmation of receipt)
8/8/18 I sent a followup email per her guidelines.
CNR: 10/2/18

from munchi5gal
Sep 25, 2018 11:50 am


Marietta tweeted: "Re: #GZLA submissions. Know that we hear you, but the catch up is real (and taking us longer than we expected). With that, note that we will open submissions again on Monday, October 22. @beth_phelan @LindaRandom Nancy Gallt & I appreciate your understanding & patience."
from Catsamoa79
Sep 03, 2018 12:11 pm


EQ: 5/16/18
CNR: 9/3/18
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 13, 2018 10:06 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from qt175ya
Jul 26, 2018 3:53 am


EQ: 7/24/18 YA UF

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