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Mr. Daniel Lazar

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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
from Michelle_in_WI
Nov 20, 2017 7:16 pm

EQ 10/28
Form R 11/20 from assistant
contemporary YA 74K
from surfrat224
Nov 16, 2017 11:43 am

EQ: 11/2/17
FR: 11/15/17 (Dan forwarded the query to Victoria Doherty-Munro, as he thought it would be a better fit for her. She requested the full. So at least we know it's true that they share queries! LOL)

YA Contemporary
from hcmarks
Oct 18, 2017 7:18 pm

EQ: 9/27/2017
ER: 10/18/17
76k Treasure hunt action/adventure (adult)
from MR_Work
Oct 18, 2017 5:00 pm

EQ Sept 28
ER Oct 18

Polite form letter from his assistant: Thank you for your query. Dan Lazar asked me to reply after he evaluated your submission. We’re afraid your project does not seem right for our list, but thank you for thinking of Dan, and best of luck in your search for representation.
from orfeo1607
Oct 05, 2017 1:31 pm

MR_Work: to your question about the auto-response, I didn't receive one, either. When I received a request for a full, it came from his assistant. I'm not sure if that's how he normally responds, ie through his assistant, or if it was because he was on vacation. Hope that helps!

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