Friday, May 6, 2016

Critique of Query and 1st 30 Pages from Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency


Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency is offering a critique of your query, plus the first thirty pages!
(click on the headline above to see more!)


Beth Phelan represents authors who write young adult fiction, romance, select commercial and literary adult fiction, and nonfiction by way of lifestyle, cooking/food writing, humor, pop culture, LGBT and pets/animals.

What she represents:

  • Young adult fiction
  • New adult fiction
  • Adult commercial and literary fiction
  • Suspense/thriller/mystery
  • Romance
  • Cookbooks
  • Humor and pop culture

Not currently considering queries in the following genres:

  • Sports
  • History
  • Poetry
  • Reference/Academic
  • Science
  • Short stories
  • Picture books
  • Screenplays
  • Self-help/spirituality
This item will close on May 8, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, instructions on how to send your pages to Bethe will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.

36 comments:

Chelly Pike said...

$10 mpike818@gmail.com

Bethany said...

20
Bethany.hensel@gmail.com

K. said...

$25
darkdragonsflame@yahoo.com

Laura Lashley said...

50.00
@DistractLaura

Lizzie said...

$60 @LizzieAwrites

Raquel Irvine said...

$70
rmrdubuc@Hotmail.com

HappyMom said...

$100
kristineolson[at]comcast[dot]net

Laura Bionix, World Traveler and Esquire-to-be said...

110

@distractlaura

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

150 Trsarah@gmail

Kira Decker said...

30
Songofraen ( at) Gmail (dot ) com

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

30 dollars,or is this a typo The highest bid right now is 150.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Yes, the last bid was $150--any other bids should be higher than that to count

Anonymous said...

$160 for the kitties!

ameliadianecoombs(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: sincerelyamelia

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

186

Anonymous said...

$200 for the kitties!

ameliadianecoombs(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: sincerelyamelia

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

205

Anonymous said...

230

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

235

Amelia said...

Sorry I forgot my name for the 230

ameliadianecoombs(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: sincerelyamelia

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

Not sure whose will be counted but my email was the same listed above - trsarah at gmail.

Amelia said...

Yeah, the time stamp says after 6pm for your bid, but we'll see what Angelica says. Either way, lots of money for the kitties!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Okay...Time for a judgement call. There were two bids without the contact included, and one was through Anonymous--I feel like if I disqualify that one, I have to disqualify the other one that came in without a contact. So that puts the last valid bid as Amelia's for $200 at 5:59.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Bidding on this item is now closed! Congratulations, Amelia, you had the winning bid! Please watch for an email from Pens for Paws and respond to it within 24 hours

Amelia said...

Woot! Thanks so much, Angelica (again) for doing this!

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

I included my contact email in my first bid above!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Yes, you did, Sarah--but it should be with each bid. Amelia did include her contact in every bid, except the one I disqualified. It is in the rules, here in the comment fields, and on the How It Works page, that you need to include a contact.

This was a close contest, and I know it can be frustrating to feel like you missed out. :( But I wish you all the best, Sarah, and you can always query Beth.

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

I really don't understand how my 205 was not counted as the winning bid. I clearly included my contact info in my first bid.

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

I didn't understand from the rules that each bid needed to have a contact info - just that you needed our contact info so that you can contact me. I reread the directions and I still feel my read of it is valid. Bummer and a half.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Not sure if our comments crossed each other, Sarah, but did you see my comment from :13 above?

Angelica R. Jackson said...

I am sorry, Sarah.

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

Hi Angelica,

Not seeing a place where it says that the contact needs to be included with each bid - just that the contact needs to be included so you can contact the winning bidder, which I took to mean with my first bid. However, although I disagree with your call, I think you run a great organization and program. Kudos.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thank you for your understanding, Sarah. I can certainly further clarify that part of the rules for future auctions.

But following your own reasoning, Amelia's bid for $230 would be the last valid bid then--the rules do say "Blogger's clock is the cutoff; bids at 9:00 will be honored, but not 9:01 or later."

But stay tuned...I'm talking to Beth now

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Okay--Beth has kindly offered another query+1st 30 page critique, so that you can both take advantage of her expertise! Sarah, does that work for you?

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

Yes, it does!!!!!!!!

Sarah Walsh Aghajanian said...

That is amazing news. Thank you (Angelica and Beth) both so much!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Glad to hear it, thank you. :) I'll send emails out to both of you.

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