Weronika Janczuk

Literary Agent

Janczuk Literary Agency

Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

Manddy @DMandzz

@WeronikaJanczuk What the most challenging thing for you as an agent? #askagent
Replying to @DMandzz

Thanks for this question! The most difficult thing is the disappointment over not placing or finding a home for v. worthwhile novels or proposals: as an agent, I don't take risks on quality; I do take risks on concept, as I do love the quirky. #askagent

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

Katarina Betterton @katarinabett

@WeronikaJanczuk #askagent new to the writing game here! Working on my debut novel. Any advice specific for first novel querying?!
Replying to @katarinabett

Make sure to get the query deeply vetted! @QueryTracker forums have great critique forums. Besides this, read and practice as much of the content of @DonMaass' books on #writing as possible. I always decide based on pages, and look for ownership of craft. #querytip #askagent

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

Caitlin LaRue @CaitlinLaRue

I have an #askagent

Do agents speak in code like when people are breaking up?

Like “it’s not right for my list” is code for “this ms sucks”

Lol
Replying to @CaitlinLaRue

Lol. This is a fun question. I genuinely think it depends on the agent. I prefer to be honest and transparent as possibl, so "this is not right for my list" = "I don't love this/want to represent it," and then if the writing needs work, I'll be direct & honest about it. #askagent

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips
Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

Katarina Betterton @katarinabett

#askagent I would love to know an agent’s thoughts on the New Adult genre. I’ve heard it’s hard to sell - is it the reader base? The themes in the story? Educate me!!! #amwriting
Replying to @katarinabett

distinguishes New Adult from YA fiction, besides the older character, and adult fiction, besides (potentially) the voice and location. College-aged or New Adult-aged buyers don't know to look for something so particular; most don't need to. (2) #askagent

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

Katarina Betterton @katarinabett

#askagent I would love to know an agent’s thoughts on the New Adult genre. I’ve heard it’s hard to sell - is it the reader base? The themes in the story? Educate me!!! #amwriting
Replying to @katarinabett

A little bit of a late #askagent response here, but looks like you may not have had one--it's both, in some sense. There are no hard rules for the genre, in large part because there is no hard audience--YA moves up and down easily, and so it's hard to answer the question what (1)

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

B.T. Allen @hogwashwriting

#askagent Is it a pro or a con to submit a manuscript to a writing contest while simultaneously querying agents for the same novel?
Replying to @hogwashwriting

Depends on the contest, but almost entirely neutral--just because someone is entered into a writing contest d/n determine quality of the manuscript, and (to be entirely honest) neither does winning one. Number of entires, judges, etc.--so many details. Enter & query. #askagent

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

E. R. Hoffer @erhoffer

@WeronikaJanczuk Besides the usual advice about action and quality writing, what different approaches have you seen that made a 10 pp sample stand out? #askagent
Replying to @erhoffer

...frames the entire scene which follows it: the build-up, and a clear "center point" to the scene (i.e., a scene that is actively "doing work" to create tension and a clear sense of an arc, tending towards a clear plot). This, plus a clear, smart scene ending! (2) #askagent

Weronika Janczuk
@weronikajanczuk
Literary Agent
Lit. agent @ JLA, which I designed m'self. 🇵🇱. @NYUGallatin alumna. Lover of persons, saints, ♥s, intelligentsias, impact, + books. A mini Lisbeth Salander.
64 MSWL
69 AskAgent
3 Tips

E. R. Hoffer @erhoffer

@WeronikaJanczuk Besides the usual advice about action and quality writing, what different approaches have you seen that made a 10 pp sample stand out? #askagent
Replying to @erhoffer

Thx for this q.! The most important thing for me is the authority that a writer has over their own text--and one specific manifestation of this lies in the intentionality with which they build out their scene: not just a "good first line," but a first line that... (1) #askagent