Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency

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Beth Phelan is a literary agent with The Bent Agency.

She represents middle grade, young adult, and select adult fiction (including contemporary romance and suspense/thrillers), as well as the occasional cookbook or pop culture/humor project. She is drawn to voice and emotional resonance in young adult contemporary, surprising new worlds in YA and MG fantasy, and strong literary voices in middle grade, plus savvy and evocative writing for adult genres. She is particularly fond of stories with smart humor and a touch of the bittersweet, and prefers suspense/thrillers that are female-driven.

In April 2016, Beth launched #DVpit, a Twitter pitch event that showcases works by marginalized writers looking for agents and/or publishers.

Find Beth at,, on Twitter at @beth_phelan, and Instagram at beth_phelan. You can find out more about #DVpit at and on Twitter at @DVpit_.