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New Agency Alert: Daniel Literary Group

Reminder: Newer agencies are golden opportunities for new writers because they’re likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and postage. Actively seeking: Nonfiction. The agency is open to submissions in almost every popular category of nonfiction, especially if authors are recognized experts in their fields. The agency will take fiction submissions as well, but no romance, children's or science fiction.

Reminder: Newer agencies are golden opportunities for new writers because they're likely building their client list; however, always make sure your work is as perfect as it can be before submitting, and only query agencies that are a great fit for your work. Otherwise, you're just wasting time and postage.

Daniel Literary Group


1701 Kingsbury Drive, Suite 100, Nashville TN 37215. E-mail: submissions@danielliterarygroup.com. Phone: (615)730-8207. Web site: www.danielliterarygroup.comContact: Greg Daniel. Seeking new and established writers. Established: 2007. Prior to becoming an agent, Mr. Daniel spent 10 years in publishing—six at the executive level at Thomas Nelson Publishers. Specializes in: "We take pride in our ability to come alongside our authors and help strategize about where they want their writing to take them in both the near and long term. Forging close relationships with our authors, we help them with such critical factors as editorial refinement, branding, audience, and marketing."

Actively seeking: Nonfiction. The agency is open to submissions in almost every popular category of nonfiction, especially if authors are recognized experts in their fields. The agency will take fiction submissions as well, but no romance, children's or science fiction. Does not want: No screenplays, poetry or short stories.

How to submit: Query with SASE. Submit publishing history, author bio, brief synopsis of the work, key selling points. Send no e-mail attachments. Send first 5 pages if querying by e-mail. Submit 1-2 sample chapters with snail mail. Accepts e-mail queries. No fax queries. Responds in 1-6 weeks to queries. Returns materials only with SASE.

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