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agent :
Daniel Lazar
Writers House LLC
21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
(212) 685-2400
Flatiron, July 2019

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 (I focus mainly on middle grade and YA). I love stories that introduce me to new worlds -- or recreate ones I may already know. I especially love historical fiction. For non-fiction, I enjoy history, memoirs, narrative non-fiction, all stripes and studies of pop-culture, and gifty books that 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 specialty. And as the oldest child of six, plus uncle to fourteen so far, I'm intrigued by any book with unique views on parenting and family life.

A great way to judge anyone's taste in books is browse their bookshelf. Check out some of my clients' books: I've listed a sampling below. You can also find me on Instagram @DanLazarAgent, where I post about my authors or what I'm reading (and listening-- I love audiobooks) outside of work.

Submission guidelines are below. If your pages can make me hold my breath or miss my subway stop... I'd love to hear from you.

years experience: 19
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 in very unorganized order include:

WHISPER NETWORK, Chandler Baker (Flatiron) -- THE WINTER PEOPLE and THE INVITED, Jennifer McMahon (Doubleday) -- A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING, Raymond Villareal (Little Brown) -- THE SUMMER WE LOST HER, Tish Cohen (Gallery) -- BARACK & JOE, Steven Levingston (Hachette) -- THE DRY, Jane Harper (Flatiron) -- SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE, Sarah Schmidt (Grove) -- GREEN ISLAND, Shawna Yang Ryan (Knopf) -- THE BUS ON THURSDAY, Shirley Barrett (FSG) -- BURIAL RITES and THE GOOD PEOPLE, Hannah Kent (Little Brown) -- IN FALLING SNOW, Mary-Rose MacColl (Penguin) -- I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU, Erin Lindsay McCabe (Crown) -- THE LITTLE GIANT OF ABERDEEN COUNTY and 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) -- JULIET, Anne Fortier (Ballantine) -- WHY DRAG, Magnus Hastings (Chronicle) -- ACCORDING TO A SOURCE, Abby Stern (St. Martin's)


Children's titles in very unorganized order include:

DORK DIARIES and THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY, Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) -- THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH, Max Brallier (Viking) -- INVISIBLE EMMIE, Terri Libenson (Balzer + Bray) -- CARDBOARD KINGDOM, Chad Sell (Knopf) -- TIMMY FAILURE, Stephan Pastis (Candlewick) -- POPULAR, Maya Van Wagenen (Dutton) -- WINK, Rob Harrell (Dial) -- TORNADO BRAIN, Cat Patrick (Putnam) -- TESS OF THE ROAD, Rachel Hartman (Random House) -- THE BLACKTHORN KEY, Kevin Sands (Aladdin) -- RICKETY STITCH AND THE GELATINOUS GOOD, James Parks and Ben Costa (Knopf) -- SCI FI JUNIOR HIGH, John Martin and Scott Seegert (Jimmy Patterson) -- EERIE ELEMENTARY, Jack Chabert (Scholastic) -- THIRD GRADE MERMAID, Pete Raymundo (Scholastic) -- STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE, Karen Finneyfrock (Viking) -- HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN, Michael Fry (Jimmy Patterson) -- SHORT AND SKINNY, Mark Tatulli (Little Brown) -- DAYDREAMING, Mark Tatulli (Roaring Brook) -- 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) -- WILL & WHIT, Laura Lee Gulledge (Abrams) -- 33 MINUTES, Todd Hasak Lowy (Aladdin) -- FISH by Liam Francis Walsh (Neal Porter Books) -- THE SUPER LIFE OF BEN BRAVER 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.
** 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 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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