Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 5, 2022

August Agent of the Month – Bethany Fulk



Scroll to bottom for First Page Submission Guidelines

Bethany Fulk – Holloway Literary

Bethany Fulk is a junior agent at Holloway Literary.   Prior to being promoted to her current position, she has been with the agency as an intern and then an assistant for the past two years.  She graduated from Davis and Elkins College cum laude in 2017 with a BA in English. Following graduation, Bethany worked as a public relations assistant and most recently as an editorial assistant. Before joining Holloway Literary, Bethany interned with North Star Editions and Foundry Literary and Media.
What she is seeking: MG, YA and adult fantasy Historical Fiction/Fantasy, Retellings (myth, folklore, legends, fairytales), Mysteries/Speculative/Suspense.
How to submit: Read guidelines HERE.

*I love strong characters, unique and diverse voices, and new takes on favorite tropes*

Please know that this list isn’t comprehensive. If you think I would be a great fit for you and your book, send it my way!

Middle Grade

Fantasy (all types)
Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Adventure stories
Retellings (myth, folklore, legends, fairytales)
Friendship stories

Young Adult

Fantasy (all types)
Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Gothic/Horror (more suspense, less gore)
Retellings (myth, folklore, legends, fairytales)
Romance (Rom-Coms!)

Special Requests

Lore, myths, and fairytales from around the world
Something that makes me feel like I’m on vacation
Theme parks
Paranormal (witches, ghosts, werewolves–give me all of them!)
Fun sports stories (I love lacrosse and soccer)

Not Interested In

Picture/Chapter books
Anything with excessive gore
Political stories
Incest, suicide, rape, or abuse
Super scary stories (I like creepy and suspense, not being scared to go to bed).

Fun facts about me:I have a cat named Fergus who loves to cuddle on his own terms only.

I used to live on a farm and grew up taking animals to the county fair.

I met my husband on the first day of college and we’ve been together ever since!

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please send all queries to

  1. Subject header – A correctly formatted subject header: Agent’s Name/Title of Your Manuscript/Genre is required for the fastest sorting and distribution of queries. If you pitched your story at a conference, please include the conference title in the subject header.
  2. Salutation – Select the best agent for your work, spell their name correctly. Dear Jane, Ms. Smith, etc. is perfect.
  3. Word count – Provide the word count for your story. Please note: your word count must be in the acceptable range for your genre. Query Tip: If you don’t know the word count range for your genre, you’re probably not ready for querying.
  4. Genre – Please list the genre that accurately describes your manuscript. Query Tip: If you’re unsure of your manuscript’s genre or believe two or three genres best describe your work you’re probably not ready for querying.
  5. Author’s Bio – End your query with a brief bio that tells us who you are, where you’re from, anything interesting or of note, and any previously published credits. Do not include self-published titles unless you’ve sold a substantial number of books. Please do include all social media links. Query Tip: Focus on the positive. Tell us what you are, instead of what you’re not.
  6. Requested Pages – We request the first 15 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of the email beginning with the heading chapter one. Query Tip: Do not provide title pages, acknowledgments, cast of characters, etc. If you’re writing non-fiction, please include your proposal.

You can expect a response to your query in about 8 weeks.

If an agent is interested in your work, we will respond with a request for more material.


Fiction: Middle Grade, New Adult, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:

I’d like the next…
Six of Crows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Julie and the Phantoms, CW’s Nancy Drew!

My favorites include…
Favorite Books: An Ember in the Ashes, Fable, Gallagher Girls series, The Sisters Grimm series, Winterborne Home, Down Comes the Night, Sorcery of Thorns, Along for the Ride.

Favorite Movies: 10 Things I Hate About You, any Disney movie, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, She’s the Man, Mamma Mia 1 and 2.

Favorite TV Shows: The Vampire Diaries, Sherlock, She-Ra, Totally Spies, Ted Lasso, Julie and the Phantoms, CW’s Nancy Drew.

Favorite Authors: Ally Carter, Sarah Dessen, Sabaa Tahir, Adrienne Young, Rick Riordan, Gail Carson Levine.



In the subject line, please write “AUGUST 2022 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE” Example: Paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you put your name, the title of the piece, and genre: a picture book, chapter book, middle grade, or young adult, Non-fiction, contemporary, historical, Sci-fi, fantasy, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

PLEASE name the Word document file by putting 2022 AUGUST FIRST PAGE  – Your Name – Title of first page. Thank you.

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED! Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page.

Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.


DEADLINE: August 19th. – noon EST

RESULTS: August 26th.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks, Kathy!


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