Betsy Lerner is a literary agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. Previously, she worked as an editor at major trade publishers including Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin and finally as Executive Editor at Doubleday. Lerner was been the recipient of a Tony Godwin Publishing Prize, the Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, and an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was selected as one of PEN’s Emerging Writers in 1987. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and is the author of Food & Loathing and The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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