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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/

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/DanielLazar

Twitter: DanLazarAgent

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from 1edpsf1
Jan 18, 2023 2:36 am


EM query: 5Jan23
Decline: 18Jan23

Dear ___,
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.
Sincerely,
Torie Doherty Munro
Assistant to Dan Lazar
from Catlin22
Jan 12, 2023 4:32 pm


Email Query: 12/8
HIstorical Mystery
Polite form rejection by his assistant: 1/12
from liannz
Jan 09, 2023 7:15 pm


Email Query: 01/09
Full Request by Dan's assistant, Torie (3 hours later!): 01/09

YA Historical Fiction 87k
from jimwayne
Dec 13, 2022 1:02 pm


Pretty reasonable response time...about 3 weeks.
from Berkvase
Dec 12, 2022 8:23 pm


EQ 11/06/2022
ER 12/06/2022

99K Upmarket

from R_E_Williamson
Dec 09, 2022 1:35 pm


EQ: 12/9/22
ER: 12/9/22
Not right for him, but very nice, polite reply. I appreciate the quick response!
from aloopratha
Dec 07, 2022 6:57 pm


EQ: Dec 7th/22 (just after midnight)
ER: Dec 7th/22 (in the evening)

Well at least it was a quick reply! Same form as everyone else.

YA Fantasy
from AamirHussain
Nov 17, 2022 6:10 am


EQ: 2022-Oct-16
117K Upmarket alternate history
Reject: 2022-Nov-08
Form letter reject from assistant.
from blackhand
Nov 11, 2022 10:33 am


Email Query: 11.11.22
Form Rejection: 11.11.22 (10 minutes, a personal record)

YA Historical, 89k
from rbk222
Nov 11, 2022 9:21 am


EQ: 11/10/2022
Pass: 11/11/2022

LGBTQ Graphic Novel, was left the following VERY helpful response:

Thanks for sending along the sample. The dialogue is very well done, and I like the idea of exploration between these characters. But I’m having a tougher time with the art— its harder to see the worlds or spaces around the characters; I wonder if the paneling could zoom in & out more, and do more on each page. Perhaps 6 to 9 panels on more pages, rather than 2 or 3? Change up the shapes more often? Check out “Kisses for Jet”- that’s a great recent example with wonderful panel technique.

I’ll step aside, but thank you for the look!
from writingbubbly
Nov 08, 2022 7:51 pm


EQ: 11/7/2022
Pass: 11/8/2022

MG Paranormal 55k
from lrbwrwriter
Nov 08, 2022 7:05 pm


Appreciate the same day pass. It's nice not to wait!
from RayNan
Nov 08, 2022 6:39 pm


Historical: WWII Holocaust and Vietnam story.
Query 11/6/22
Passed 11/8/22
Pleasant form letter. Nice touch. Thanks.
from Zippa6
Oct 25, 2022 12:13 pm


Q 10/24/22
R 10/25/22

"this isn’t a match for me (I work on so few script-only projects) but it’s a great idea — keep trying other agents.”

250-pg historical YA GN
from tonya_c
Sep 27, 2022 10:55 pm


EQ: 9/8/22
95K Historical Fiction
ERejection: 9/27/22
Response came from his assistant Victoria Doherty-Munro same form as everyone elses...but she is also a listed agent there and I'd queried her this summer, I queried him...had no clue...in fact, I waited to query him until after I got an answer from her...

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