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Started her own agency. Formerly with D4EO Literary.

Ms. Weronika Janczuk

The Janczuk Literary Agency



Website: lightningbugspub.com

Twitter: WeronikaJanczuk

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from kjgillenwater
Yesterday 11:26 am


9/16/2019 - So I just got a plain old nothing-personal-in-it rejection. Read the updates here. I'm quite steamed. Why not SAY she's moved on and resend your query there? Instead, I was given the appearance that someone actually reviewed my query AFTER EIGHT MONTHS OF WAITING. This is a horrible way to treat a writer. Who is waiting and waiting, who listened to the agent who told her twice she was 'behind' on queries and just to wait a little longer, who saw other queries get replies that were sent after hers...I was in the garbage bin all this time, I guess.


EQ: 2/8/2019
Sent nudge on March 18 as I saw message about closing to queries in April...Still nothing: 4/8/2019
5/25/19 - received message that she’d get in touch soon. Hopeful!
7/11/19 - nudged today after seeing some got responses for queries received both earlier and later than mine.
7/15/19 - updated message to me that she is now up to queries sent in early January...hope lives on!
8/26/19 - not sure what to think...now reading she is onto queries from March 2019, when mine was sent it before that and she has been very responsive to two of my messages via online form. I guess I keep hope alive, as now I read she had a medical issue. So confusing.

80K Romantic Suspense
from Bibliophyl
Sep 15, 2019 11:10 am


Not gonna lie, that was my instinct from the beginning (hence my prior comment), but I'm also super cynical :P
from Stargrave
Sep 15, 2019 9:24 am


Is anyone else starting to think there never was a book deal? Is it just me or has this agent's credibility taken a huge hit over the past month? :/
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 15, 2019 9:23 am


Profile Update: Started her own agency. Formerly with D4EO Literary.
from Bibliophyl
Sep 15, 2019 9:09 am


The post/tweets about her own book deal are gone, I noticed.
from swatithegeek
Sep 15, 2019 4:41 am


EQ: 09/15/19

YA Contemporary, 85k
from katarinabett
Sep 14, 2019 7:12 pm


Looks like she’s getting back to queries after a medical leave! Still unsure about agency, though. Sounds like she’s made her own in her most recent blog post? https://lightningbugspub.com/submissions/
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2019 2:44 pm


tofuttidreamsicle, I wish I knew what was going on, too. But I'm in the dark as much as anyone else.
from Angeliabailey1118
Aug 27, 2019 8:34 pm


EQ: 8/4/19
CNR 8/27/18

YA Romantic Suspense 87k
from lonna70
Aug 26, 2019 6:26 pm


@Stargrave, definitely understandable. I'm also wondering if the reason she got so behind replying to queries is because she was busy writing her own mss.

@Bibliophyl -- I don't have a subscription to PM but I've heard that they don't list every single deal that happens, FWIW.
from Bibliophyl
Aug 26, 2019 4:24 pm


I was curious about this book deal--seven figures seems like it would be major news--and I can't find it listed anywhere (not on Publisher's Weekly and I don't pay for PM so can't see it, but nothing comes up when I google). Curious if anyone has dug into it!
from Stargrave
Aug 26, 2019 2:49 pm


@lonna70: Personally I think I'm just going to query someone else at D4EO. Honestly I've regretted picking her over the other agents ever since all this started. I wish her or the agency would provide some actual updates about the status of unanswered queries. If they don't say something soon I'm probably just going to send to one of the other agents there.
from dpfs_2018
Aug 26, 2019 2:17 pm


EQ: 8/1/19
CNR: 8/26/19

Romance 71K
from lonna70
Aug 26, 2019 2:12 pm


Does anyone know what her recent move means for writers still waiting to hear back on queries? Like, should they query her at the new agency, even if they haven't heard from her from the old agency yet? I'm just wondering if those unanswered queries went with her or not.
from litdawg
Aug 26, 2019 12:10 pm


Agent's personal website, https://lightningbugspub.com, has been recently updated to say she is now with Janklow & Nesbit and has a new query procedure. But anyone who's just received a six figure advance for her own writing is unlikely to be spending much time on agenting for the foreseeable future.

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