Publishers Marketplace
   home
   site guide
   help
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   rights postings
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hugo Award-nominee Max Gladstone's THREE PARTS DEAD
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Lindsay Smith's SEKRET
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This site is a service of Publishers Lunch, the e-mail newsletter known as "publishing's essential daily read." Join the thousands of people who read Lunch every day.
agent : weronika@lightningbugspub.com
Weronika Janczuk
The Janczuk Literary Agency, LLC

The Janczuk Literary Agency (JLA), LLC was opened in September 2019, when it became apparent that one of the things I’ve always needed and desired was to manage my own infrastructure, and to creatively lead from a desire for deep integrity, high-quality representation, and longevity of vision and impact, given a personal intellectual breadth and love.

I bring to agenting several years of agenting experience, exposure to scouting and extended foreign rights support, and a love of the theory that underlies the strongest contract negotiations—the marketplace, with its ever-greater changes, meets the law. I also spent six years in the non-profit context, acquiring management and corporate experience that changes the way I envision the potential of the book publishing market to shape minds and hearts; to shape culture.

At JLA, I represent a full range of literary works, including fiction and non-fiction, both of which meet my tastes for smart, high-quality, intentional, and compact writing and narrative.

+ On the fiction end, I look for genie feels—that distinct voice, narrative structure, and more—and love projects which hit the literary-commercial sweet spot, with some degree of eclecticism and strangeness in them not uncommon.

+ On the non-fiction end, I bear a serious love of the trivia-based and academic, and love to design think and mind model my way into projects. I am particularly interested in hearts and minds with personal, academic, or otherwise professional experiences with the capacity to leave impact (social, cultural, political, economic, academic, or otherwise). I also love projects that show healthy degrees of research, intelligence, and advancing discourse.


years experience: 4+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Science
TRADE REFERENCES
Hugo Award-nominee Max Gladstone | “Weronika has a keen editorial sensibility—from the small changes that make an already-good book sing to the big changes that take a project that doesn’t yet know what it’s doing or how it’s going to meet the market, and turn it into a project that does.”
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
During my first tenure as an agent (2010-2012), prior to an unexpected departure from the industry due to my mother's passing, my sold book highlights included:

+ debut MISERERE: AN AUTUMN TALE by Teresa Frohock (Night Shade, 2011), which received a starred review in the Library Journal, and was its Science Fiction/Fantasy (SF/F) debut of the month;

+ HYPERTENSION AND YOU by international hypertension expert Samuel Mann, MD (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012);

+ an anthology of legends from the highway, TRUCKER GHOST STORIES, edited by Annie Wilder (Tor/Macmillan, 2012);

+ the first four books of the Craft Sequence by Campbell Award and two-time Hugo Award-nominee Max Gladstone: THREE PARTS DEAD (Tor/Macmillan, 2012), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and which the Washington Post called “the best kind of urban fantasy,” NPR “sharp, original, and passionate,” and Patrick Rothfuss, “Stunningly good. Stupefyingly good”; TWO SERPENTS RISE (Tor/Macmillan, 2013), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly; FULL FATHOM FIVE (Tor/Macmillan, 2014), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and was nominated for the Lambda Award; and LAST FIRST SNOW (Tor/Macmillan, 2015), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly; and

+ debut SEKRET by Lindsay Smith (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, 2014), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and left Printz Honor author Elizabeth Wein “aching.”

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
April 24, 2019 | Freshman at the University of Washington-Seattle Zoe Hana Mikuta’s GEARBREAKERS, about two groups-at-war and the two girls whose loyalties collide, pitched as Cinder meets the Hunger Games, to Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Weronika Janczuk at D4EO Literary Agency (world).

December 20, 2018 | Author of MACHINATIONS and MAKE ME NO GRAVE Hayley Stone’s RENDER UP THE GHOST, the sequel to the second, which follows an outlaw queen’s partnership with a gentleman marshal as they do battle with the devil for the soul of an old Texas cowtown, to Aethon, for publication in fall 2019, by Weronika Janczuk at D4EO Literary Agency (world English).

KEY PERSONNEL
Weronika Janczuk, Principal & Literary Agent
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit queries and first ten pages through my profile on QueryManager.
thumbnail