Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Weronika Janczuk of Janczuk Literary Agency

Weronika Janczuk is a literary agent with Janczuk Literary Agency (JLA).

JLA represents a full range of literary works, fiction and nonfiction both, ever-hungry for smart writing and narrative, with interests that range the entire genre spectrum.

We love distinct voices, and books which hit the literary-commercial sweet spot. It is not rare for us to discover and love eclectic projects, especially those that challenge genre lines.

JLA is interested in representing fiction of the following genres:

  • young adult
  • literary
  • commercial
  • women’s
  • crime/mystery/thriller
  • romance
  • sci-fi/fantasy
  • graphic novels
  • picture books (writers, illustrators)

We are not interested in middle grade novels.

On the nonfiction side, JLA is particularly interested in hearts and minds with personal, academic, or otherwise professional experiences that have the capacity to leave impact (social, cultural, political, intellectual, practical, or otherwise). We also love projects that show healthy degrees of intelligence, research, and advancing discourse.

On the narrative non-fiction side, to start: Send us philosophy, theology, psychology, history, politics, economics, journalism, (pop) science, (pop) culture, technology, business, social commentary, memoir, and humor. With regards to more practical nonfiction, we seek books that examine family, marriage, sex, health & wellness, public speaking, writing, reading, lifestyle, art, architecture, and design, as well as any form of innovative and structural how-to’s.

Despite being a boutique literary agency in size, we maintain a corporate and entrepreneurial spirit, oriented to longevity and efficacy, nourishment and nurture, formation and development, as well as structure and selection, for authors, their books, our staff, our colleagues and co-agents, as well as the networks we build, manage, and maintain.

We are members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).

Weronika (/vɛ.rɔˈɲi.ka/) (Veronica) E. K. Janczuk is the founder of the Janczuk Literary Agency.

Weronika began her work in trade book publishing in 2009, during a high school work-study that placed her in an internship with a small imprint in Minnesota. She then worked with the industry’s best agents, including Lynn C. Franklin (1946-2021), Kathleen Anderson, Jenny Bent, and Mary Kole (formerly of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency), and agented from 2010-2012, while an undergrad at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, building a list that included the first four books of Campbell Award-winning and two-time Hugo Award-nominee novelist Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence.

At NYU, she studied creative writing under the direction of Dr. June Foley, wrote and served as editor for her undergraduate literary and literacy journals, and aided literacy-related projects on NYC’s Lower East Side. She graduated NYU in December 2013.

After five years working for two international non-profits on education- and health-related programming, Weronika returned to the world of corporate book publishing, opening JLA in the fall of 2019.

Born in Canada to parents who immigrated as political exiles from communist Poland, Weronika moved to the USA in 1998. Fluent in Polish and English, today she is privileged to be a rare tri-citizen: Polish, Canadian, and American. She lives in Brooklyn.

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