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Mr. Daniel Lazar

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

Twitter: DanLazarAgent

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from DocsLadie
Yesterday 4:48 pm


5/11/18: EQ Historical Fiction
5/18/28 Form rejection letter from assistant Torie Doherty Munro. I do appreciate that they respond to all queries, and in a very short order. Looks like Torie reads and rejects most, then passes those of potential interest to Dan, who then has her send the form letter.
from Zooks3
May 18, 2018 7:22 pm


5/16/18: EQ re: TANCM - YA
5/18/18: form rejection per his assistant Torie Doherty Munro
from Miggie
Apr 26, 2018 7:07 pm


EQ: 3/22
FR: 3/23
ER: 4/26 (Based on the feedback I don't think he read very far, which is frustrating, but entirely his prerogative.)
from jeasley
Apr 10, 2018 7:13 pm


EQ 3/26/18 91K women's fiction
ER 4/10/18 form rejection from assistant
from hernandeznovels
Apr 10, 2018 5:43 pm


EQ: 3/12
ER: 4/10

Form rejection email from his assistant Victoria.
from adooley
Mar 06, 2018 5:34 pm


EQ: 1/31/2018 65000 word memoir; nice form rejection 3/6/2018
from bookwormwrites
Feb 22, 2018 1:21 pm


@Rhyan_Wittman, it did take a few weeks for him to reply to me, so don’t worry! It looks like it’s variable.
from dpasquantonio
Feb 22, 2018 11:30 am


@Rhyan_Wittman it looks like when he requests, it's typically within the first week, although many of the full requests, especially from years ago, are notes as happening the same day, which could be a function of how folks entered the data. You're within two weeks at this point, so I'd wait a few more weeks before wondering any more (I queried on 2/13, so same boat). Agents get busy, as we all do, so I wouldn't read too much into the days yet. He's way faster, and way more responsive, than most other agents, it seems.
from Rhyan_Wittman
Feb 22, 2018 10:59 am


Does anyone know where he's up to as far as queries? I submitted mine on 2/10 which isn't that long ago, but it looks like most people are getting responses within days
from guitarlo
Jan 24, 2018 1:45 am


Within 1 week Daniel Lazar's assistant or secretary? Emailed me back with a nice thanks but no thanks. It felt personal not a form rejection. The rejection was not detailed. Novel 111,000 words. Literary fiction (contemporary).
from Malicia
Jan 21, 2018 9:46 am


A bit late posting this, but:

EQ - 10/15/17
FR - 10/17/17
ER - 11/28/17 Detailed personalized rejection from both Dan and Torie (his assistant)

YA Historical Fantasy
82k words
from max_entropy
Jan 18, 2018 12:48 pm


EQ: 1/18/18 Contemporary conspiracy thriller
from Beckstah
Jan 03, 2018 11:16 am


EQ 12/2
FR 12/3!! I am YELLING
Nudge with offer of rep 12/21
1/3: Asked if he could put me in touch with Torie Doherty-Munro (to which I said absolutely yes!)

YA magical realism
from jambalaya
Dec 18, 2017 9:24 pm


EQ: 12/15
FR: 12/18 (!!!!)
from BillGinTexas
Nov 22, 2017 3:24 pm


EQ: 10/19/2017 76k Hist Fic YA NA
ER: 10/22/2017 form rejection

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