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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 Patchi
Feb 20, 2017 9:20 am


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
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 alexisdaria
Jan 27, 2017 4:13 pm


EQ: 1/11
FR: 1/27, sent right away
Contemporary Romance 93k
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 charliebast
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
from awkwordly
Sep 14, 2016 7:48 pm


EQ: 9/14 (by referral)

FYI - was told she will not be opening to queries again until next year.
from alexisdaria
Aug 10, 2016 8:44 pm


EQ: 7/18
ER: 8/10 form
74k adult romance
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 06, 2016 9:53 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from jaycoleswritesbooks
Jul 26, 2016 3:51 pm


EQ: 6/23
Full Req: 7/22 (YAY!)
Sent full: 7/24
Nudged w/ offer: 7/25
*promised to get back to me before the first week of August*

88K YA Contemporary - It would be lovely to work with Beth! I'm friends with a couple of her clients.
from dclawr
Jun 27, 2016 8:50 am


EQ: 6/1/16

ER: 6/27/16 Nice form rejection with invitation to submit future work

MG contemporary
57K
from Ntpoindexter
Jun 24, 2016 6:21 pm


EQ: 6/24

87k YA fantasy. Was a #DVpit request, but one of her fellow agents already had the query. That agent passed, so Ms. Phelan was next.
from meg_mcd220
Jun 22, 2016 4:00 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!
ER: 6/20/16 - A very kind rejection with an invitation to submit future works.

YA SpecFic, 64K

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