beth phelan

beth phelan

Beth has been working in literary agencies since 2010, holding positions at Scott Waxman Agency, Morhaim Literary, and The Bent Agency, before landing at Gallt & Zacker in 2017. A lifelong reader, she’s been caught reading by flashlight in hotel closets while on vacation and finishing stories in lieu of returning friends’ calls. Beth was an inaugural winner of the CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award and is also the creator of #DVpit, a Twitter pitch event for marginalized creators, which she launched in April 2016. Most of her time is spent reading, editing, and trying new recipes that end in either disaster or total bliss. (Results have so far been mixed.) 

upcoming client book

MIDNIGHT ON STRANGE STREET publishes on January 11, 2020 from Disney Hyperion!

recent release

QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED published in on November 12, 2019 from Orbit Books!

latest news

PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING is a National Book Award Finalist in Young People’s Literature!


To learn more about #DVpit, visit dvpit.com.

To send me a submission, visit my submission wishlist page.

quick bio

literary agent of middle grade and young adult books

send me a query

  • email your query letter and the first 10 pages of your work to querybeth@galltzacker.com with your book title and category/genre in the subject line

find out what i’m looking for

visit my wishlist page