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  Yfat Reiss Gendell

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 For more information on submitting your project, please see the Foundry Submissions page.

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