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Rachel Beck

Liza Dawson Associates

Rachel Beck joined Liza Dawson Associates in 2020 after working at a boutique literary agency for 4 years. She has been in the publishing industry since 2009 and worked at Harlequin editing romance novels for nearly 6 years before transitioning her skills to the agent world in order to be an advocate and champion for authors. She lives outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, three young children, and endlessly entertaining cat.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
NF: Health
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Humor
NF: Lifestyle
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Parenting
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Sports
NF: True Crime
Non-Fiction: Advice/Relationships
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction


7.5 as an agent, 6 prior to that as an editor

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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Please send a query letter and the first 5 pages of your manuscript or proposal in the body of your email to The query letter should include your book’s genre and word count. Please only follow up if you have an offer of representation, with that information in the subject line, along with a date you need a decision by.