Yfat Reiss Gendell

Yfat represents practical nonfiction projects in the areas of health and wellness, diet, lifestyle, how-to, and parenting and a broad range of narrative nonfiction that includes humor, memoir, history, science, pop culture, psychology, and adventure/travel stories. Yfat also looks for commercial fiction, including young adult fiction, that embraces unique people, places, and times, and seeks projects that touch on her nonfiction interests, including some speculative fiction, thrillers, and historical fiction. Her titles include number one New York Times bestseller The Dukan Diet (Crown), New York Times bestselling franchise author Tosca Reno The Eat-Clean Diet, New York Times bestselling humor title Sh*tty Mom (Abrams), Ernest Cline’s New York Times bestselling Ready Player One (Crown), and new and established brands such as Harvard University’s Let’s Go Travel Guides, “Supernanny” Jo Frost, Target and HSN’s Liz Lange, and baby specialty giant BabyGanics.
Yfat’s clients and titles sell foreign translations all over the world and enjoy adaptation into film, television and merchandising. She understands what her authors go through, because she is one, herself. Yfat has published eight nonfiction titles with Chronicle Books, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Penguin Avery Books, among others. Prior to becoming an agent, Yfat worked as a lawyer and small publisher. She attended Brandeis University and The UCLA School of Law and currently serves on the executive board of WIN (formerly Women in Need), one of New York’s largest providers of homeless services for women and children.
Yfat Reiss Gendell accepts paper and email submissions. Please send all digital queries for Yfat to yrgsubmissions@foundrymedia.com. For more information on submitting your project, please see the Foundry Submissions page.

  • Ernest Cline
    New York Times Bestseller
    Amazon Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011
    Barnes & Noble #1 Best Sci-Fi Novel 2011
    Entertainment Weekly’s #9 Best Novel 2011
    Hudson Booksellers #1 Best Fiction 2011
    Apple Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Book 2011

  • Dr. Mutter's Marvels
    Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
    New York Times Bestseller

  • The Girls of Atomic City
    Denise Kiernan
    New York Times Bestseller
    Los Angeles Times Bestseller

  • “Body
    Kelly Leveque

  • “Mommy
    Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

  • “What
    Rebecca Rosen with Samantha Rose

  • Rebecca Rosen
    with Samantha Rose
    National Bestseller

  • “Sh*tty
    Alicia Ybarbo & Mary Ann Zoellner with Erin Clune

  • “The
    Sarah Kay

  • “Find
    Jessica DiLullo Herrin
    Wall Street Journal Bestseller

  • “The
    Amy Foster

  • Effortless Healing
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
    New York Times Bestseller

  • Armada
    Ernest Cline
    New York Times Bestseller

  • Control the Crazy
    Vinny Guadagnino
    with Samantha Rose
    New York Times Bestseller

  • “The
    Denise Kiernan

  • Plan D
    Sherri Shepherd
    New York Times Bestseller

  • Tosca Reno
    with Stacy Baker
    New York Times Bestseller

  • Izzy Rose
    National Bestseller

  • Launch
    Jeff Walker
    New York Times Bestseller

  • Awaken
    Rebecca Rosen with Samantha Rose

  • Baby Safe In Seven Steps
    Keith Garber and Kevin Schwartz

  • Blind Spot
    Gordon Rugg & Joe D’Agnese

  • Elizabeth the First Wife
    Lian Dolan

  • Kathy Spencer
    with Samantha Rose

  • “The
    Amy Foster

  • Matthew Robbins

  • It's Time!: My 360-Degree View of the UFC
    Bruce Buffer

  • Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
    Gene Baur with Gene Stone

  • Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life
    Lauren F. Streicher, MD

  • Momstrology
    Ophira Edut and Tali Edut

  • Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life
    Sally Kellerman

  • The Boys of the Dark
    Michael O’McCarthy and Robert W. Straley with Robin Gaby Fisher

  • The Diet Fix
    Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

  • The Language of Dogs
    David Donnenfeld and Justin Silver

  • Denise Kiernan & Joe D’Agnese

  • The Sound of Water
    Sanjay Bahadur

  • The Trade Off
    Louise Maniscalco and Susan Rudin

  • Wait Until Twilight
    Sang Pak

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