Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Dana Newman of Dana Newman Literar) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Dana: Dana Newman is an independent literary agent based in Los Angeles. She's also a transactional and intellectual property attorney, with 15+ years of experience in advising creators and businesses on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. She worked in the entertainment industry during the transition from analog to digital platforms in film editing and audio recording, and enthusiastically embraces new technologies for the production and distribution of written works. She combines her professional insight, educational background (B.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley), and a lifelong love of reading to provide a sophisticated, innovative approach to her role as a literary agent.
She is seeking: prescriptive and narrative nonfiction books in the areas of lifestyle and wellness (health, mind-body-spirit, and fitness), memoir, parenting, business, technology, and popular culture.
How to submit: E-mail a one-page query letter to danamnewman[at]gmail[dot]com that identifies the title, category and length of your work, provides a brief synopsis, and lists your credentials, experience and any information on your platform. Please send all items in the body of the e-mail, not as an attachment. Be sure to include your contact details (e-mail address and phone number).
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