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agent :
Daniel Lazar
Writers House LLC
21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
(212) 685-2400
Little Brown, June 2018

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 eleven, who has changed many, many diapers in his life, 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: 16
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:

THE WINTER PEOPLE and THE INVITED, Jennifer McMahon (Doubleday) -- A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE VAMPIRE UPRISING, Raymond Villareal (Little Brown) -- KENNEDY & KING, Steven Levingston (Doubleday and Hachette) -- 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) -- THE LAST DANCE OF MATA HARI, Michelle Moran (Touchstone) -- SCARED OF SANTA, Denise Joyce & Nancy Watkins (Harper) -- MEMOIR OF THE SUNDAY BRUNCH, Julia Pandl (Algonquin) -- GOOD RIDDANCE, Cynthia Copeland (ComicArts/Abrams) -- JULIET and THE SISTERHOOD, Anne Fortier (Ballantine) -- THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS, co written by 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) -- 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 and POSITIVELY IZZY, Terri Libenson (Balzer + Bray) -- TIMMY FAILURE, Stephan Pastis (Candlewick) -- INVISIBLE EMMIE, Terri Libenson (Balzer + Bray) -- POPULAR, Maya Van Wagenen (Dutton) -- TESS OF THE ROAD, Rachel Hartman (Random House) -- RICKETY STITCH AND THE GELATINOUS GOOD, James Parks and Ben Costa (Knopf) -- SCI FI JUNIOR HIGH, John Martin and Scott Seegert (Jimmy Patterson) -- JUST JAKE, Jake Marcionette (Grosset & Dunlap) -- GALACTIC HOT DOGS, Max Brallier and Rachel Maguire (Aladdin) -- 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 MONKEY GOES BANANAS, CP Bloom (Abrams) -- THE ORIGINALS, Cat Patrick (Little Brown) -- 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 and 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. (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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