JLA represents a full range of literary works, fiction and non-fiction both, ever-hungry for smart writing and narrative.
We love distinct voices, and projects 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.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.Mark Twain
JLA is interested in representing fiction of the following genres:
- young adult
- graphic novels
- picture books (writers, illustrators)
We are not interested in middle grade novels.
On the non-fiction end, 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 general non-fiction side, send us philosophy, theology, psychology, history, politics, economics, journalism, (pop) science, technology, business, social commentary, memoir, pop culture, humor, and more.
With regards to practical nonfiction, we seek books that examine family, marriage, sex, health & wellness, public speaking, writing and reading, lifestyle, and design, as well as any form of innovative and structural how-to’s, and more.
Try us even if something doesn’t fit.
With regards to the agency: JLA agents and co-agents guarantee the highest form of ontological genius, authenticity, transparency, and capacity, into contract negotiation as well as management over the duration of books’ public-private memories and authors’ careers.
Despite being a boutique literary agency in size, we maintain a corporate and entrepreneurial spirit, oriented to the highest form of longevity and efficacy, nourishment and nurture, formation and development, structure and selection.
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 broke into publishing through a high school work-study, during which she helped acquire and edit novels. She then agented from 2010-2012, during her undergrad at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, building a list of excellent novelists and projects (including the first four books of Campbell Award-winning and two-time Hugo Award-nominee novelist Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence), and worked with the industry’s best agents, including Lynn C. Franklin, Kathleen Anderson, Jenny Bent, and Mary Kole (formerly of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency).
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, graduating from the university entire in December 2013.
After years in the non-profit realm, working 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 English and Polish, today she is privileged to be a rare tri-citizen: Polish, Canadian, and American. She lives in Brooklyn.