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Julia Kenny
Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency
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Dunow, Carlson & Lerner is a mid-size, full service agency offering representation in all areas of the publishing marketplace, including foreign, film, audio and digital. Collectively, we bring over fifty years of publishing experience to our company. The agency represents literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, popular culture and young adult fiction and we enjoy a strong reputation in the industry for high quality books and strong publisher relationships.

I began my career in publishing as an intern at the Wendy Weil Agency, while studying creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. I worked at the Markson Thoma Agency for nearly 10 years, as the director of foreign rights and an agent. I primarily work with fiction -- adult, middle grade and YA -- and I'm especially interested in dark, literary suspense and thrillers. I have a strong editorial eye, and I'm on the lookout for writing that immediately draws me in, and stories that stick with me long after I'm finished reading.


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Suspense/thriller, Literary fiction, Commercial fiction, Upmarket women's fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Memoir
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
THE SAVAGES by Mary McCluskey (Little A)
THE DARK BEYOND by Valerie Geary (William Morrow)
THE LINE THAT HELD US by David Joy (Putnam)
HALF WILD by Robin MacArthur (Ecco)
MIDAIR by Kodi Scheer (Little A)
INTRUSION by Mary McCluskey (Little A)
13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL by Mona Awad (Penguin US & Penguin Canada)
MAYDAY by Karen Harrington (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
THE WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD by David Joy (Putnam)
AS NIGHT FALLS by Jenny Milchman (Ballantine)
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
We have co-agents in all major foreign territories. For information about translation rights, contact mail@dclagency.com
KEY PERSONNEL
Jennifer Carlson
Henry Dunow
Betsy Lerner
Erin Hosier
Amy Hughes
Eleanor Jackson
Julia Kenny
Edward Necarsulmer IV
Yishai Seidman
Arielle Datz
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please send query letters for my attention to julia (at) dclagency (dot) com. Please feel free to attach a sample of your writing (preferably the first chapter) as a Word document. I try to respond to every query I receive, but this isn't always possible.
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