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Ms. Beth Phelan

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: beth_phelan

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from amandamarieo
Mar 18, 2017 2:00 pm


ER: 3/16/17
YA Contemporary

Friendly form letter! "Thanks so much for your query! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to consider your project and happy you chose to submit. Unfortunately, this particular work isn’t clicking with me. I’m sorry to pass, but while this one isn’t a good fit, I’d be happy to see submissions from you in the future. "
from KristenH
Mar 15, 2017 4:02 pm


EQ 1/27/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/15/17 (Passed-not a good fit.) I'll try Victoria with DI next month.
from EmCeeWrites
Mar 15, 2017 10:18 am


EQ 2/15/17
ER form 3/14/17

YA Contemp adventure 84K
from Patchi
Mar 12, 2017 4:07 pm


rejected query 09/23/14 YA fantasy
#pitchamerica 08/30/16 50 page request
sent 9/3/16
confirmed receipt 9/6/16
revised partial sent 12/4/16, confirmed 12/5/16
Full request 2/20/2017, sent, confirmed
R 3/12/17 didn't think the other characters were as developed as the MC.
from tamirw
Mar 11, 2017 2:50 pm


EQ: 2/9/17
ER, form: 3/11/17

"Thanks so much for your query! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to consider your project and happy you chose to submit. Unfortunately, this particular work isn’t clicking with me. I’m sorry to pass, but while this one isn’t a good fit, I’d be happy to see submissions from you in the future. "

YA paranormal
from alexisdaria
Mar 10, 2017 7:40 pm


EQ: 1/11
FR: 1/27, sent right away
Nudged with offer of publication: 3/2
She replied that she didn't have time to get to it immediately, so she was passing it on to one of her colleagues.
CNR: 3/10 - didn't hear back from her colleague, closing this one out
Contemporary Romance 93k
from reiterwriter
Mar 08, 2017 2:18 pm


EQ: March 3, 2017
First 50 pgs
Fulfilling PR from SiWC 2015

YA/Fantasy 96K
from jubilee
Mar 05, 2017 4:29 pm


EQ: 2/2/17
FR: 3/5/17
Sent same day and received confirmation of receipt. SO EXCITED about this request! Literally one of my dream agents and freaking out about it.
from stephenandrew
Feb 23, 2017 6:22 pm


EQ: 2/21 YA epic fantasy
from amandamarieo
Feb 19, 2017 8:20 pm


EQ: 2/19/17
YA Contemporary 73K
from madeleinec
Feb 10, 2017 1:36 pm


Not listed in her genres, but her site says Beth is also interested in YA high and light fantasies. Also a few of her #MSWL yesterday mentioned fantasy, wouldn't want to miss out!
from aalogan
Jan 27, 2017 9:45 am


EQ 1/11/17 YA Fantasy 68k (received auto-response, will respond in 4 weeks or check back)
ER 1/26/17
from Bastet
Jan 13, 2017 12:31 pm


EQ: 1/6/17
ER: 1/13/17
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 03, 2017 6:06 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks karareynolds)
from karareynolds
Jan 03, 2017 12:34 pm


Beth tweeted this morning that she's open for queries again

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