About JLA

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


Janczuk Literary Agency (JLA), LLC was opened in September 2019.

The agency 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.

JLA is interested in representing fiction of the following genres:

  • young adult
  • literary
  • commercial
  • book club
  • women’s
  • crime/mystery/thriller
  • romance
  • sci-fi/fantasy

We are not interested in picture books, middle grade novels, illustrators, or graphic 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, economic, academic, or otherwise). We also love projects that show healthy degrees of research, intelligence, and advancing discourse.

For a further breakdown of tastes, see our wishlist page here.


An eternity of thanks to Macmillan-published illustrator Jonathan D. Voss for the beautiful JLA logo.