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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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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)
from jhunny
May 31, 2016 8:48 am


She's very sweet:

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 authorjprose
May 31, 2016 7:43 am


EQ: 5/9/16
ER: 5/30/16

Told me to reach out with other work in the future, and that she wasn't connecting with this project.

from WithinAPeriodPiece
May 19, 2016 5:27 pm


EQ - 3/10/15
full request: 3/20/2015
Full sent : 4/4
ER - 4/24 (helpdul criticism)
Resent: 4/24/2015
Full: same day
Full sent: same day

Ya 83k thriller
from PilotKelson1056
May 16, 2016 9:31 pm


EQ: 4/19
ER: 5/16

Extremely personalized and kind note. Made it even harder to swallow. Hey, at least she thinks I'm funny.

I got a <3 on DVPIT today. So excited!
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)

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