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agent :
Daniel Lazar
Writers House LLC
21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
(212) 685-2400
Grove Atlantic, Fall 2017

Writers House is one of the largest literary agencies in the industry. 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 (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 ones I may already know. I 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 am excited to hear from cartoonists of all backgrounds; illustrated or photography books are a speciality of mine. And as the oldest child of six, plus uncle to eight (& counting...), who has changed many, many diapers in his life, I'm equally intrigued by any book with unique views on parenting and family life.

The best way to peg anyone's taste is to browse their bookshelf, so do check out some of my clients' books: I've listed a sampling below. You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram, @DanLazarAgent, where I often wow & amaze the world posting what I'm reading outside of work (or listening to -- I love audiobooks).

If your pages can make me hold my breath or miss my subway stop... please read my submission guidelines and I'd love to hear from you.

years experience: 15
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 NIGHT SISTER and THE WINTER PEOPLE, Jennifer McMahon (Doubleday) -- GREEN ISLAND, Shawna Yang Ryan (Knopf) -- RUSH OH!, Shirley Barrett (Little Brown) -- BURIAL RITES, Hannah Kent (Little Brown) -- SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, Margaret Dilloway (Putnam) -- 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 LAST DANCE OF MATA HARI, 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) -- THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS, Sam Sommers (Riverhead) -- DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH (Yejide Kilanko) -- WHY DRAG, Magnus Hastings (Chronicle) -- THE DIRECTOR IS THE COMMANDER, Anna Broinowski (Skyhorse) -- THE BOY WHO TALKED TO DOGS, Martin McKenna (Skyhorse) -- THE STRAYS, Emily Bitto (Twelve) -- THE DRY, Jane Harper (Flatiron)


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) -- THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH, Max Brallier (Viking) -- EERIE ELEMENTARY, Jack Chabert (Scholastic) -- THIRD GRADE MERMAID, Pete Raymundo (Scholastic) -- STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE, Karen Finneyfrock (Viking) -- THE ODD SQUAD, Michael Fry (Hyperion) -- DESMOND PUCKET, Mark Tatulli (Andrews McMeel) -- DAYDREAMING, Mark Tatulli (Roaring Brook) -- THE MONKEY GOES BANANAS, CP Bloom (Abrams) -- THE ORIGINALS, Cat Patrick (Little Brown) -- THE BOY RECESSION, Flynn Meany (Little Brown) -- SERAPHINA and SHADOW SCALE, Rachel Hartman (Random House) -- CHEESIE MAC IS NOT A GENIUS OR ANYTHING, Steve Cotler (Random House) -- THE POPULARITY PAPERS and THE MIGHTY ODDS, 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) -- FISH by Liam Francis Walsh (Neal Porter Books) -- RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson (Roaring Brook) -- DIARY OF A SIXTH GRADE NINJA by Marcus Emerson -- UGLY, by Robert Hoge (Viking)

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 your project is highly illustrated, please do include a link to view sample pages, if possible
** If you mail, no need to send materials double sealed in bubble wrap.
** Every query gets a response. (Spam excluded!) You'll hear from me or my assistant.
** Our response time is 1 minute to several weeks.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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