Weronika E. Janczuk is the founder of the Janczuk Literary Agency, where she is looking to build a targeted list of fiction and non-fiction for young adults and adults.
Weronika broke into publishing through a high school work-study with Flux/North Star, a young adult imprint in Minnesota. She then agented during her undergrad, building a list of excellent novelists and authors (including the sale of the first four books of Campbell Award and two-time Hugo Award-nominee Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence), and worked with the industry’s best agents, including Lynn C. Franklin, Kathleen Anderson, and Jenny Bent.
Subsequently, after her mother’s unexpected death, she spent years in the non-profit realm, before returning to agenting, finding her own agency in September 2019. At JLA, Weronika seeks to apply a breadth of experience managing foreign/translation rights, building networks, designing collaborative strategies for impact, and marketing. She loves the author-agent relationship for its blended creative-entrepreneurial nature, and loves to invest in the intrinsic potential of authors to build long-term careers.
Weronika completed a self-designed B.A. in the philosophy of the human person at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2013, and spends free time philosophizing, reading dissertations, and playing board games; sipping lattes with friends, driving down highways with windows open wide, and volunteering in soup kitchens; traveling with her hiking backpack, journal and pen, and existential wanderlust, chasing after magic.
Born to Polish parents in Canada, Weronika now lives in the Twin Cities, privileged to be a rare tri-citizen. Her name is Polish for Veronica, which is how she pronounces it in English-speaking settings.