beth phelan

Beth Phelan 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. She represents authors of primarily middle-grade and young adult novels. Beth is a winner of the inaugural CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award, a Publisher’s Weekly Notable Person of the Year Reader’s Pick, nominee for The Ignyte Community Award for Outstanding Efforts in Service of Inclusion and Equitable Practice, and a Publisher’s Weekly Star Watch Honoree of 2019. Beth is also the creator of #DVpit, a Twitter pitch event for marginalized creators, which she launched in April 2016, and DVcon, a virtual conference for marginalized authors and illustrators launching in January 2021.