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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 charliebast
Jan 13, 2017 12:31 pm


EQ: 1/6/17
ER: 1/13/17
from aalogan
Jan 11, 2017 11:15 am


EQ 1/11/17 YA Fantasy 68k (received auto-response, will respond in 4 weeks or check back)
from alexisdaria
Jan 11, 2017 9:52 am


EQ: 1/11
Contemporary Romance 93k
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 Patchi
Sep 12, 2016 2:47 pm


rejected query 09/23/14
#pitchamerica 08/30/16 50 page request
sent 09/03/16
confirmed receipt 9/6/16

YA fantasy
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
from gowiththeflow
Jun 17, 2016 3:21 pm


EQ: 2/4
FR: 2/18
ER: 6/13
YA fantasy
Her rejection was kind and complimentary. She seems quite nice.
from naadeyah
Jun 13, 2016 7:30 pm


EQ: 5/19
FR: 6/13 (sent same day, confirmation of receipt sent 6/13)

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