Monday, September 24, 2018

11 literary agents at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner looking for authors

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena,
represented by DCL Literary
Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency
27 W. 20th St.
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011

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Henry Dunow, Jennifer Carlson, and Betsy Lerner formed Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency in 2005. The agency represents literary and commercial fiction, a wide range of nonfiction, and children's literature for all ages. The agency works with established networks of co-agents to represent translation rights in all foreign territories in addition to film, television, and audio rights.

There are twelve agents working with the agency and eleven of them are open to queries, but if you’re a new author the following five may be your best bets:


Eleanor Jackson has been agenting since 2002. Previously, she was an agent at Markson Thoma and at InkWell Management. She is a graduate of Colby College and the Columbia Publishing course. She lives in Brooklyn New York.
Her list includes authors of fiction {including our friend Tanaz Bhathena} and nonfiction in a wide range of categories, including literary, commercial, memoir, art, food, science, and history. 
She looks for books with deeply imagined worlds, and for writers who take risks. “I believe a good book should wake you up by taking you out of your life and immersing you in someone else’s,” says Eleanor. “So I want to read books with deeply imagined worlds, by writers who are not afraid to take risks with their work.
Query to Eleanor's attention at: mail@dclagency.com
Please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into your query. No attachments.

Arielle Datz started as an intern at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2011. She then worked in the foreign rights department at William Morris Endeavor, followed by two years at the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency. She returned to DCL Agency in 2015.
She is looking for fiction (adult, YA, or middle-grade), both literary and commercial.
In nonfiction, she is looking for essays, unconventional memoir, pop culture, and sociology.
She’s on Twitter here.
Query to Arielle’s attention at: mail@dclagency.com
Please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into your query. No attachments.

Rachel Vogel began her career in publishing in 2004, with stints as a production editor at Henry Holt and as a book scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates.  She went on to agent at Lipincott Massie McQuilkin, Mary Evans, Inc. (where she was also the director of foreign rights), and Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.
Rachel represents nonfiction of all kinds, including photography, humour, pop culture, memoir, investigative journalism / current events, science, and more.
On the fiction side, she seeks out novels that pay equal attention to voice and plot.  
A graduate of UMass Amherst's Commonwealth College, she lives in Brooklyn, and is on Twitter here.
Query to Rachel’s attention at: mail@dclagency.com
Please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into your query. No attachments.

Yishai Seidman joined Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2009 after stints at Artists & Artisans and Writers House. He grew up in Philadelphia and has since moved to New York City, where he earned his degree from Yeshiva University.
Yishai’s list focuses on distinctive fiction where literary and genre often intersect.
He’s also looking for creative nonfiction on history, sports, music, humor, and pop culture.
He is a sucker for unconventional narratives that aim to do something unique and inventive.
Yishai’s on twitter here.
Query to Yishai’s attention at: mail@dclagency.com
Please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into your query. No attachments.

Edward Necarsulmer IV began his career in book publishing as an intern at Random House Books for Young Readers. He went on to assist Marilyn E. Marlow at Curtis Brown Ltd. and then joined the McIntosh & Otis agency in 2004 to oversee their children's literature business.
He is known for cultivating strong new voices in teen and middle grade as well as picture books. He represents New York Times Bestselling, Newbery, and Caldecott winning authors, illustrators, and estates. He is keen to continue to team up with authors and artists who wish to look beyond the obvious and strive for the exceptional.
Edward’s on twitter here.
Query to Edward’s attention at: mail@dclagency.com
Please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript into your query. No attachments.

If you’re interested in Writing for Children or for Young Adults, Brian Henry will lead a Writing Kid Lit weekly course on Friday afternoons, Oct 5 – Nov 30 in Toronto (see here) and a Writing for Children & for Young Adults workshop Saturday, October 13, in Sudbury (see here).
For updated listings of Writing for Children & for Young adult workshops and for weekly Kid lit classes, see here (and scroll down).

If you’re interested in getting published, soon or somewhere down the road, don’t miss the upcoming  How to Get Published workshop Saturday, Nov 17, in Mississauga with literary agent Stephanie Sinclair (see here). 
For updated listing of How to Get Published workshops see here (and scroll down).

Also coming soon: Writing and Revising, Saturday, Sept 29, in St. Catharines (see here), How to Build Your Story: Plotting novels & Writing short stories, Saturday, Oct 20, in Waterloo (see here), Saturday, Nov 24 in Alliston (see here) and Saturday, January 19 in Oakville (see here).
And don't miss How to Write a Bestseller with New York Times #1 bestselling author  Kelley Armstrong (see here)

The Briars Resort
Two weekend writing retreats:
November at the Briars Writing Retreat, Friday, Nov 2 – Sunday, Nov 4: two nights and three precious days of writing bliss. Details here.
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2019: four days in the luxurious isolation of Arowhon Pines Resort to get down to some real creative growth. Details here.
In both these retreats, you’ll recharge your creative batteries and get some great writing tips – all in the supportive company of your fellow writers.

Fall courses, starting soon (details of all 6 courses here):
Welcome to Creative Writing, Thursday, afternoons, Sept 27 - Nov 9, in Oakville. See here – Space still available!
Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, Oct 4 – Nov 29, in Burlington. See here – Space still available!
Writing Kid Lit, Friday afternoons, Oct 5 – Dec 6, in Toronto. See here – Space still available!
And Intensive Creative Writing, offered in three locales:
Tuesday afternoons, Sept 25 – Dec 4 (first readings emailed Sept 18), in Burlington. See here – Probably full, but email me, just in case.
Wednesday evenings Sept 26 – Dec 5 (first readings emailed Sept 19), in Georgetown. See here – Probably full, but email me, just in case.
Friday mornings Sept 28 – Dec 6 (first readings emailed Sept 21), in Toronto. See here – Probably full, but email me, just in case.

Winter courses (all have spaces):
Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 24 – April 5 (no class March 14), in Burlington.
Writing Kid Lit, Thursday evenings, Jan 24 – March 28 (no class March 14), in Oakville.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 22 – April 2 (no class March 12); first readings emailed Jan 15, in Burlington.
Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings Jan 23 – April 3 (no class March 13); first readings emailed Jan 16, in Burlington.
Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings Jan 25 – April 5 / 12 (10 or 11 weeks, no class March 13); first readings emailed Jan 16, in Toronto.
These winter courses aren’t posted yet, but if you’re interested, just email Brian at: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here including Saturdaywriting workshopsweekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.
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