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Mr. Paul Lucas

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017

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Include your query letter, synopsis and first 10 pages in the body of the email. Please include "Query" in the subject line. Mainly looking for in fiction: genre (science fiction, fantasy, historical, some war, quiet/literary thrillers) and literary fiction. In non-fiction: pop science, biography, history. Not looking for: romance, women's fiction, erotica, anything to do with CIA, terrorism, courtroom or congressional fiction, children's, picture, graphic, poetry, screenwriting, memoir, practical (ie how-to) and essay collections. May not be able to respond to every query.

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from alibryn
Dec 10, 2018 11:57 am

Does anyone know if Brenna is still with the agency? I don't see her name on the website, but she requested my full a few months ago. I don't want to nudge her as it's only been 2 months, but at the same time, if she's no longer with them I'd be keen to try querying this agency again. Thanks!
from MorningRainbow
Nov 26, 2018 10:55 am

EQ: 8/18/2018
CNR: 11/26/2018
from cwbuecheler
Oct 17, 2018 8:27 pm

EQ 10/17/18 - SF Space Opera, 103k Words
from spieles
Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am

EQ: 4/25
FR: 5/21 (from Paul directly - I had done a follow up due to other agent interest and it appears Brenda, his ass't fwd'd to him) - sent same day
Update on Aug 8 with major revision based on feedback from other agents
from tome129
Oct 12, 2018 3:34 pm

EQ: 10/11/2018

Adult Historical fiction 98k words
from Catsamoa79
Sep 26, 2018 10:35 am

EQ: 7/20/18
CNR: 9/26/18
from SpinyFirx
Aug 18, 2018 1:25 pm

EQ: 8/18/2018 (Fantasy)
from donnascott
Aug 15, 2018 6:53 pm

EQ: 5/31
FR: 6/15
ER: 8/15
Hist Fic 105k

His rejection was personal and complimentary. The first part discussed what he liked about the book and how he parsed it out with regards to tone and sub genre. He then mentioned how difficult the historical market is (which is what I hear from agents ALL THE TIME). How does anyone who writes HF ever get published? But I digress . . .

The second part of his email said this: It is rare for me not to offer to represent a book submitted to me that I actually finish. (Lucky me! Not!) And, candidly, I really enjoyed it. But I don’t have a sense of how to position this best for the market and don’t think I’d be the right agent for it. If you end up not placing the book, I’d be happy to look at future projects. In any event, I wish you the best.

Even though it was a rejection in the end, I think he is a class act and anyone who manages to be represented by him is quite lucky!

Wishing everyone the best!
from Sparverius
Aug 14, 2018 8:23 am

EQ: 4/29
— 5/17 Nudge with offer of rep on second MS.
FR: 5/18 He requested fulls of both MSs and said he would read them over the weekend but I never heard from him again.
CNR: 6/1 Deadline up.
from Fj2018
May 30, 2018 9:04 am

EQ 3/21
CNR 5/30
from verakurian
May 18, 2018 3:12 pm

I received an R&R last May for a different novel, and queried for my current one in a different genre a few days ago, mentioning of course that I want to work with someone who handles both genres. (I only just started the R&R on the first one.) Brenna (Paul's assistant) requested a full this morning.
from Cashwinne
Apr 29, 2018 8:43 pm

So it seems like Ms. English-Loeb is his assistant. She favorited a tweet of mine from #DVpit and requested that I send it via Janklow's submission email, but to mark it as being for her. Interested to see how this goes, since she's not a full agent. Maybe they're letting her take on some clients, or maybe she was scouting for Mr. Lucas?

I guess I'll mark my progress here.

EQ: 4/26/18 (Requested via #DVpit, sent attn to Brenna)
PR: 4/27/18 This got stuck in my email!

80k YA Urban Fantasy
from Roswell85
Apr 17, 2018 5:08 am

EQ: February 17th
CNR: April 17th
Only reply if interested. It's been 8 weeks so guessing it's a no.
NA Urban Fantasy 110K
from Arrendle
Mar 01, 2018 12:34 pm

EQ 11-28-2017
from isidri
Jan 19, 2018 7:46 pm

EQ: 10/3
PR via his assistant: 10/4
confirmed receipt of pages: 10/5
ER: 12/12/17

Historical Fantasy 106K

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