August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

Beth Phelan

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency

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 represents authors of the kinds of books that drove her to love reading in the first place: middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. She gravitates toward stories and characters that inspire, and anything with a touch of humor and the bittersweet. She is very interested in powerful and unique storytelling, offbeat contemporary fiction, immersive fantasy, and profoundly resonant voices. Beth is also the creator of #DVpit, a Twitter pitch event for marginalized creators, which she launched in April 2016.

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