Dan Conaway

Writers House

I'm a literary agent at Writers House and represent an extensive list of bestselling and award-winning novelists, crime writers, biographers, memoirists, journalists and historians. Prior to joining Writers House I worked as Executive Editor at both Putnam and HarperCollins, and as Director of Literary Acquisitions at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. I started my career as a College Traveler at W.W. Norton. I authored the blog BookAngst 101, a long-retired insider's account of the publishing industry, writing under the pseudonym Mad Max Perkins.

120 Broadway, 22nd Floor

New York, NY, 10271


Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Horror
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Science
NF: Sports
NF: True Crime
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

I accept queries via e-mail. If you think I’d be interested in your work, please send me your query in the body of an e-mail (no attachments, please) to conawaysubmissions@writershouse.com. Please include the title and your name in the subject heading of the email. Fiction: query letter, one brief synopsis, and one sample chapter (or first ten pages). Non-fiction: query letter, author bio, proposal.