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Ms. Ayla Zuraw-Friedland

Frances Goldin Literary Agency

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Ayla Zuraw-Friedland

Frances Goldin Literary Agency

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction


Cultural/Social Issues
General Non-Fiction
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Known Clients (current & past)
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Author Comments
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12/14/2022 01:39 PM
Query: 11/07
Full request / submission: 12/12

Literary fiction, 98,000 words.
12/14/2022 01:14 PM
Email Q: 12/9
Email Reply: 12/14
Polite no
"Thanks very much for your query. I’m afraid I wouldn’t be the right agent for your project. But I do appreciate having had the chance to consider your work, and wish you success finding the right person to represent your literary interests."
07/11/2022 05:02 PM
EQ: 5/31/22 75k queer memoir (was referred)
ER: 7/11/22

Kind rejection.
03/19/2022 06:33 AM
EQ 2/21/22
ER 3/19/22
LGBTQ+ 109

Thanks very much for giving me the chance to consider your manuscript. I found your story intriguing, but I’m afraid ultimately I was not won over enough to think I’d be the right agent for it.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/14/2022 11:16 AM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with David Black Literary.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/23/2021 10:43 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/22/2021 07:37 PM
FQ: 6/28/21
CNR: 8/16/21
FRj: 11/22/21
Added a line apologizing for the long response time and then proceeded into a form rejection

60k YA Fantasy
11/22/2021 03:55 PM
I received a form rejection eight months after submitting a query to her through QueryManager, so interpret that however you'd like.
10/18/2021 01:28 PM
I submitted a non-fiction query to David Black and got a response two days later from Zuraw-Friedland asking to see a full book proposal. I sent the proposal on June 29, and have sent two email inquires about it, one in late August and another two weeks ago. But I haven't gotten any kind of response.
09/24/2021 02:57 PM
FQ: 09-22-21
08/27/2021 12:18 PM
FQ: 08-20-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K
06/10/2021 03:53 PM
04/05/2021 01:26 PM
FQ: 4/5/21

Fantasy 78k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/14/2021 02:53 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
02/22/2021 10:00 AM
Ayla has reopened to queries.
Query sent February 3, 2021.
Full MS request the next day.
She will respond to me within four months.
(Apologies for not using the right acronyms. I simply don't know them.)
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/22/2020 05:10 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
Patrick (Admin)
11/24/2020 06:07 AM
thatgirlwrites, please make sure any file you are trying to upload with your query is less than 2MB in size.
11/20/2020 08:30 PM
EQ: 20 Nov 20

Suspense/LGBTQ, 80k
Patrick (Admin)
11/18/2020 01:45 PM
Thanks zbedee
11/18/2020 12:21 PM
Twitter account is @kaylasansk :)
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Profile History
Last Update:
02/14/2022 - Changed agencies. Formerly with David Black Literary.
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