New Agent Alert: Jennifer Lawler at The Salkind Agency

Editor’s Note: As of December 2010,
Jennifer no longer appears on the
agency website. Do not query her.


Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jennifer Lawler at The Salkind Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


About Jennifer: Jennifer, a martial artist and writer, is the author or co-author of more than 25 nonfiction books in the how-to and self-help genres, including the popular and award-winning Dojo Wisdom series, which includes Dojo Wisdom for Writers (Penguin). She has also written about writers’ concerns for The Writer, Writer’s Digest, American Writer, and others. For the past several years, she has mentored writers at various stages throughout their careers. She earned a Ph.D in medieval literature from the University of Kansas and can still translate Old English if she thinks hard enough. Her website is at She blogs about the writing life at (She even previously did a GLA blog guest column.) She joined The Salkind Agency in 2009.

She is seeking: “Self-Help and How-To books, including books on personal growth, sports, crafts, self-care and home-care. Jennifer also has a lively interest in history and narrative nonfiction, including memoirs.”

How to submit: Send a query that explains about the work and you as an author (publishing history, credentials for nonfiction). If you choose, you can send a proposal as an attachment even without getting a blessing ahead of time (though this policy may change over time).


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