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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

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from hdiangelis
Apr 25, 2016 9:21 pm


EQ: 1/9/16
FR: 1/16/16 (sent same day, and received confirmation of receipt on 1/17/16)
ER: 4/25/16 (with helpful feedback)

YA contemporary (LGBT)
from turtlefairy1
Apr 22, 2016 4:42 pm


EQ 12/29/15
FR 1/11/16
nudged 4/19
ER 4/22, but a really nice one, at least

YA Fantasy
from PilotKelson1056
Apr 19, 2016 9:53 am


EQ: 4/19

I got a <3 on DVPIT today. So excited!
from alicethewriter
Apr 12, 2016 5:13 pm


EQ: 03/31/16
ER: 04/12/16

Friendly personalized rejection with invitation to send her another project in the future.

LGBTQ YA Contemporary - 93k words
from Authorsaurus
Apr 12, 2016 3:56 pm


EQ: 3/29/16
ER: 4/12/16

Personalized rejection. Premise not for her.

MG contemporary
from meg_mcd220
Apr 02, 2016 3:35 pm


EQ: 3/21/16
FR: 4/2/16 (sent same day)
She confirmed receipt within a minute. Wow. I love when agents are super responsive!

YA SpecFic, 64K
from Team_C
Mar 31, 2016 4:12 pm


EQ 3/21
ER 3/31

81K Contemporary Romance
It's a form but a lovely one:
Thanks so much for your query! I’m flattered that you chose to share this with me, and grateful for the chance to consider your work. Unfortunately, I'm not quite connecting with this particular project. I do hope you will try me again with future work if you don't find representation for this one.
from HannahKarena
Mar 25, 2016 7:32 am


EQ: 3/12
FR: 3/24

MG fantasy 50K
from PaigeTurner
Mar 18, 2016 8:28 pm


Nope, turtlefairy1 - been waiting since 2/09 - wondering if I got skipped seeing how others have queried after and have heard from her.
from turtlefairy1
Mar 14, 2016 7:44 pm


Has anyone heard from Beth this month?
from gowiththeflow
Feb 27, 2016 10:12 am


Vlc_photo, she said the same to me in the request but not in her confirmation of receipt email. I'm guessing she's had bad experiences in the past where she is reading something that turns out not to be available anymore.
from vlc_photo
Feb 27, 2016 9:45 am


Q: 2/12
FR: 2/25
Sent: 2/26

Made sure I informed her if someone else offered in the request and a follow up email after I sent it. Is this normal for her?
from Pjparadox
Feb 23, 2016 11:40 am


Crossing my fingers on this one. She looks awesome! I'm a little worried because my manuscript blends a bunch of her MSWL love buttons (multiple forms of diversity, stories set outside of the USA, pop culture, etc.), with one of of her 'yuck' buttons (urban fantasy/ supernatural).

EQ: 02/10/2016
ER: 02/23/2016
from nicoledgreen
Feb 08, 2016 2:48 pm


EQ: 1/30/16
ER: 2/8/16 (form)

YA mystery
from Violets984
Feb 05, 2016 10:09 am


EQ-10/19
FR-10/26
Revised Full sent- 12/30
Personalize R with lovely feedback- 2/4

Adult Contemporary Romance 78,000 words

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