Henry Dunow, Jennifer Carlson, and Betsy Lerner formed Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency in 2005. The agency represents literary and commercial fiction, a wide range of nonfiction, and children's literature for all ages. The agency works with established networks of co-agents to represent translation rights in all foreign territories in addition to film, television, and audio rights.




David Rubel

Jan Jarboe Russell

Joan Ryan

Richard Sandoval

Steven Satterfield

Gary Schanbacher

Kodi Scheer

Patty Schemel

Alexis Schaitkin

David Schickler

Molly Schiot

Heidi Jon Schmidt

Pat Schories

William Todd Schultz

Paul Selig

Kieran Shea

Hugh Sheehy

Jeff Shelby

Joshua Wolf Shenk

Jessica Shortall

Jenefer Shute

Marisa Silver

Patti Smith

Sherry Smith

Donald J. Sobol Estate

Tatjana Soli

Lily Sparks

Kelli Stanley

Javaka Steptoe

John Steptoe Estate

Leigh Stein

Lindsay Stern

Jude Stewart

Susan Straight

Sarah St. Vincent

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Vivian Swift

Liara Tamani

Nick Taylor

David Teague

Tori Telfer

Melanie Thernstrom

Jean Thompson

Richard Todd

Susan Todd & Carol Purington

David Tomlinson

Lara Tupper

Lawrence Turman

James Twitchell

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Robert Utley

Karen Valby

Katherine Vaz

Christine Wade

Casey Walker

Mark Van de Walle

Laura Waldon

Margaret Wappler

Steve Weddle

Chuck Wendig

Elizabeth Weinberg

Jillian Weise

Jan Merete Weiss

Frank Wheeler, Jr.

Kali White

Kamy Wicoff

Matt Wiegle

Marianne Wiggins

David Wilcock

Amy Wilentz

Corban Wilkinson

Adam Wilson

Tim Wirkus

Mishna Wolff

Hilma Wolitzer

Alisson Wood

Aubrey Wood

Kim Wozencraft

Ronald Wright

David Wroblewski

David Yoo

Kenji Yoshino

Alia Yunis

Alan Ziegler

Jean Zimmerman



UK: David Higham Associates or Abner Stein

Europe, South America, Russia, Eastern Europe: Andrew Nurnberg Associates

Greece: JLM Literary Agency

Japan: Tuttle-Mori

Korea: Eric Yang Agency

Israel: The Deborah Harris Agency

Turkey: Akcali Copyright Agency 

China & Taiwan: Grayhawk Agency



Query letters preferred via email (mail@dclagency.com). Below your query letter, please paste the first ten pages of your manuscript. Please do not send attachments. Due to the volume of inquiries the agency receives, we are unable to respond to all emailed queries. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience .

Query letters are also welcome by mail to the address below. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Should you like your materials returned, please include adequate postage.

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency
27 W. 20th St., Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011

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