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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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07/11/2024 11:33 AM
Nonfiction pop culture/history

queried 6/27/24
rejected 7/10/24

Betsy is no longer accepting clients as she is working on her own writing projects. Should be updated to let others know
06/13/2024 05:23 PM
Literary Fiction

Queried 8/21/21
Rejected 11/9/21

Received note that they are not taking new clients. Nowhere was this stated. Much time wasted.
06/07/2024 12:43 PM
Received from Betsy on 6/7/24: "I'm afraid I'm not taking on new clients for the foreseeable future as I'm currently working on some of my own writing projects."
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."
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