Ms. Betsy Lerner

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

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Betsy Lerner

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

27 West 20th Street, Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011
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This agent is seeking the following genres:




Cultural/Social Issues
Women's Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Heather Armstrong
Henry Dunow
Philip Galanes
George Hodgson
Wendy McClure
Jenefer Shute
Carolyn Slaughter
Patti Smith
Elizabeth Wurtzel
Jean Zimmerman
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09/21/2023 07:54 AM
Author of THE FOREST FOR THE TREES, a really excellent book about agents written for writers--with advice on marketing our work to agents and publishers. I highly recommend reading this book--very helpful. She has also written THE BRIDGE LADIES and VISUAL THINKING: The Gifts of People who Think in Pictures.
07/07/2023 03:06 PM
Received 07/07/23: "My name is Jack Petersen, and I'm Betsy Lerner's assistant. Unfortunately, Betsy isn't taking on new clients for the foreseeable future while she works on some writing of her own, but she thanks you for your message and wishes you best of luck with your work."
05/01/2022 03:30 PM
EQ 5/1/22

memoir 88K
10/29/2021 01:43 PM
Sweet rejection note. Suggests she is taking on no more new projects until she clears off present ones. Authors take note.
03/14/2019 11:04 PM
EQ - 3/1/19
Memoir 92K

On 3/14/19 received this response. A disappointment to get a rejection, but I appreciate the polite email and just being acknowledged.

Dear Laura,
Many thanks for reaching out. I’m afraid I’m not taking on new projects at this time. I’m sorry to step aside.
Best of luck with your work.

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