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Mr. Dan Conaway

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from dhamm29
Mar 05, 2021 3:33 pm


88K Thriller
EQ - 2-28-21
from SteveSSF
Jan 12, 2021 8:47 pm


EQ 9/23/20 Thriller 107K
Nudge 12/2/20
ER 1/8/2021 form letter from assistant
from Viddiest
Dec 29, 2020 7:29 pm


EQ NOV 12 2020
PR from assistant: Dec 8 2020
ER from assistant Dec 24

Appreciated the quick turnaround and the semi-personalized response.

Dear MYNAME,

Thank you so much for your interest in being represented by Dan. He appreciated the opportunity to take a look at your query and sample pages for MYBOOKNAME but unfortunately, he is unable to offer you representation at this time. Your writing was strong, but I'm afraid that due to the enormous number of submissions we receive here at Writers House and obligations to existing clients, we are forced to be extremely selective when considering new clients.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in a highly subjective business and another agent in house or outside agency may feel differently. Good luck finding representation and thank you for thinking of Dan and Writers House.
from anwynnauthor
Aug 28, 2020 7:43 am


I just wanted to mention that he/his assistant has one of the loveliest form rejection letters, hoping I'm staying safe and healthy in these times, truly apologizing for the delayed response (when I'm just glad to get some official closure). Anyway, rejections hurt, and form letters are what they are, but I always appreciate when agents have clearly thought about the people who will be reading the rejections they send out.
from CSIBOB
Jul 07, 2020 3:15 pm


EQ 5/3/20
ER 7/7/20
polite form letter
from fstwriter
Jun 08, 2020 3:36 pm


Email query: June 8, 2020

90k adult domestic suspense
from dhamm29
Nov 17, 2019 8:14 pm


EQ 7-23-19 83K Psych Thriller
CNR 9-25-19
ER 11-16 form letter
from LGV_AL
Oct 11, 2019 3:54 pm


EQ 6/17/19 literary mystery @97K words
CNR 7/20/19
ER 10/11/19 - I accepted an offer of representation from a different agent more than two weeks ago.
from Mildlymary
Jan 30, 2019 8:29 am


EQ: 11/27/18
ER: 01/28/18
FORM: Thank you so much for thinking of Dan for your book. I’ve shared your submission with Dan, and I’m sorry to say that the query you sent didn’t quite elicit the level of excitement that needs to be present for us to be able to do right by your work.

This is a hard business, and our saying no is, I’m sure, just one of many hard proofs of that fact. But keep in mind that this is also a subjective business: lots of people love things we don’t and vice versa. All this really means is that it’s not right for us.

Good luck and best wishes.
from Nostromo
May 04, 2018 8:52 am


EQ 4/04
CNR 5/04
Psychological Thriller
from JVillesvik
Mar 16, 2018 12:12 pm


Query email sent 3/16/18
from verakurian
Feb 27, 2018 4:22 pm


EQ adult psychological thriller 2/26/18
full request from assistant Andrea Vedder 2/27/18
from Fj2018
Feb 26, 2018 7:26 pm


EQ 1.20.18
ER 2.26.18 (Form)
Thriller 80k
from domberoonie
Feb 08, 2018 9:25 pm


Lit-Fic query rejection after 71 days.

Dear [my name]:
Dear Jerry,

Thank you very much for sending your query to Dan Conaway. He regrets that his busy schedule does not allow for a personal response and he has asked me to respond on his behalf.

He appreciated the opportunity to see your submission, but unfortunately, he is unable to offer you representation at this time. Due to the enormous number of submissions we receive here at Writers House, and an already crowded client list, we are forced to be extremely selective when considering new clients.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in a highly subjective business and another agency may feel differently. Good luck finding representation, and thank you for thinking of Writers House.

Sincerely,
Andrea
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Andrea Vedder
from paddler
Jan 03, 2018 10:32 am


EQ 1/1/18 99k thriller

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