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agent :
Daniel Lazar
Writers House LLC
21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
(212) 685-2400
NYT bestseller, Doubleday

Writers House is one of the largest literary agencies in the industry. As a company, we represent a wide range of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.

I'm always on the lookout for distinct fiction and great, lively non-fiction. I represent adult and children's books (and for children's books, I focus mainly on middle grade and YA). For fiction, I love stories that introduce me to new worlds -- or even better, recreate the ones I may already know. I also especially love historical fiction of all kinds. For non-fiction, I enjoy memoirs, narrative non-fiction, all stripes and studies of pop-culture, and even small gifty books that strike my fancy and make me smile. I'm a huge fan of graphic novels and memoirs. And as the oldest child of six who has changed many, many diapers in his life, I'm equally intrigued by any book with unique views on parenting and family life.

If you think your pages can make me hold my breath or miss my subway stop or even laugh out loud, please read my submission guidelines and check out some of my clients' books listed below. I'd love to hear from you.

years experience: 11
Literary and commercial fiction, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Thrillers, Mysteries, Gay and Lesbian, Young adult, Middle grade, Graphic Novels or Memoirs, Judaica, Memoir, Narrative Non-fiction, Fitness, Pop-Culture, Humor
Adult titles include:
THE WINTER PEOPLE, Jennifer McMahon (Doubleday -- BURIAL RITES, Hannah Kent (Little Brown) -- IN FALLING SNOW, Mary-Rose MacColl (Penguin) -- I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU, Erin Lindsay McCabe (Crown) -- MERCY SNOW, Tiffany Baker (Grand Central) -- GETTING UNSTUCK, Bob Sullivan & Hugh Thompson (Dutton) -- THE FURIES, Mark Alpert (St. Martin's) -- BAD DOG, Martin Kihn (Pantheon) -- LITTLE DEMON IN THE CITY OF LIGHT, Steven Levingston (Doubleday) -- THE SECOND EMPRESS, Michelle Moran (Crown) -- SCARED OF SANTA, Denise Joyce & Nancy Watkins (Harper) -- MEMOIR OF THE SUNDAY BRUNCH, Julia Pandl (Algonquin) -- GOOD RIDDANCE, Cynthia Copeland (ComicArts/Abrams) -- THE SISTERHOOD, Anne Fortier (Ballantine) -- SITUATIONS MATTER, Sam Sommers (Riverhead) -- DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH (Yejide Kilanko)


Children's titles include:
DORK DIARIES, Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) -- TIMMY FAILURE, Stephan Pastis (Candlewick) -- POPULAR, Maya Van Wagenen (Dutton) -- JUST JAKE, Jake Marcionette (Grosset & Dunlap) -- LIFE OF ZARF, Rob Harrell (Dial) -- MOSQUITOLAND, David Arnold (Viking) -- GALACTIC HOT DOGS, Max Brallier and Rachel Maguire (Aladdin) -- STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE, Karen Finneyfrock (Viking) -- THE ODD SQUAD, Michael Fry (Hyperion) -- DESMOND PUCKET MAKES MONSTER MAGIC, Mark Tatulli (Andrews McMeel) -- THE MONKEY GOES BANANAS, CP Bloom (Abrams) -- THE ORIGINALS, Cat Patrick (Little Brown) -- THE BOY RECESSION, Flynn Meany (Little Brown) -- SERAPHINA, Rachel Hartman (Random House) -- CHEESIE MAC IS NOT A GENIUS OR ANYTHING, Steve Cotler (Random House) -- THE POPULARITY PAPERS, Amy Ignatow (Abrams) -- BROTHER FROM A BOX, Evan Kuhlman (Atheneum) -- THE DEFENSE OF THADDEUS LEDBETTER, John Gosselink (Abrams) -- I'LL GET THERE, IT BETTER BE WORTH THE TRIP, 40th Anniversary Edition, John Donovan (Flux) -- MIDDLEWORLD, JP Voelkel (Egmont) -- WILL & WHIT, Laura Lee Gulledge (Abrams) -- ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID, Pat Carlin (Hyperion) -- 33 MINUTES, Todd Hasak Lowy (Aladdin)

Please check our website for more info:
I am actively seeking new clients.
** Query letter by email or regular mail with SASE. (Email is usually faster, but either is fine.)
** Please include the first 5 pages of your manuscript with your query letter.
** If you email, NO attachments please, unless requested.
** If you mail, no need to send materials double sealed in bubble wrap.
** We respond to every query -- you'll hear from me or my assistant. And our response time is 1 minute to several weeks.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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