Dana Newman

Literary Agency: 
Dana Newman Literary Inc.
1800 Avenue of the Stars
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Accepts E-mail Queries: 
Interested in Representing: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Pop Culture
Clients Include: 
Madhushree Ghosh, Tracee Stanley, Caron Butler, Jaime Harrison, Kevin Hines, Slim Jim Phantom, Stevie Salas, Sagit Schwartz

Submission Guidelines

Please send a one-page query letter, which identifies the category of your work, the title, the length (word count), and provides a brief overview of your project, credentials and previous publishing history, if any. If interested I’ll ask for a complete book proposal (for nonfiction) or a synopsis and the first 20 pages (for fiction).

Tips From the Agent

I’m always on the lookout for practical and narrative nonfiction by authors with compelling, unique perspectives and established platforms who are committed to actively marketing and promoting their books. A favorite genre is literary nonfiction: true stories, well told, that read like a novel you can’t put down. On the fiction side categories include literary fiction, upmarket fiction, and domestic suspense/thriller. I’m especially drawn to character-driven stories about families and relationships written in a distinctive, emotionally truthful voice.