I am currently closed to unsolicited queries. When I reopen, you can query me by writing to phelanqueries @ thebentagency . com
Some tips to consider before submitting:
Please send a query letter with the first 10 pages of your manuscript embedded in the email. Attachments shoot up big scary red flags to my filters.
Include the title and genre of your work in the subject line.
I love getting your queries, but please remember to only query me with projects that I might actually represent. For a list of what I represent, what I am looking for, and a little about what I don't, please see here.
I do not expect or encourage exclusive queries. You should query other agencies simultaneously.
However! Please only query one Bent agent at a time.
I cannot respond to snail mail queries -- email is the best way to get your work in front of me.
I try to respond within 4 weeks, but am usually quicker. Every query will get a response, so if you don't hear back from me after 4 weeks has passed, please do resend your query.
For the full Bent Agency submission guidelines, you can go here.
And I am on Twitter: @beth_phelan!
You can also meet me in person! Here is a list of the upcoming conferences I'll be attending:
SCBWI California North/Central, March 31 - April 2, 2017
Kweli Color of Children's Literature Conference in NY, April 8, 2017
Thrillerfest's Pitchfest in NY, July 13, 2017
The 2017 Tennessee Writing Workshop, July 22, 2017