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Mr. Paul Lucas

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017



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Website: www.janklowandnesbit.com/

Twitter: canonizer

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

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 KDMcQuain
Apr 19, 2022 2:00 pm


EQ 2/15/22
CNR 4/19/22
LGBTQ+ 109k
from emwill
Apr 14, 2022 10:30 am


Pitch Wars request (full)
Emailed query on 2/19
Personalized rejection with actionable feedback: 3/30
from Semperance
Apr 13, 2022 7:21 pm


#SFFpit like on 2/24/2022
Email query: 2/25/2022 (I checked his twitter and website and it didn't say to send full, so I only sent synopsis and first ten pages)
Nudge with mention of #SFFpit: 4/12/2022

Adult Fantasy 112k
from digitia
Apr 10, 2022 4:17 pm


EQ: 4/10/2022
Adult Fantasy 85k
from jonmhansen
Mar 28, 2022 11:07 am


Email Query 01/03/22
Closing, no response 03/28/22

Urban fantasy, 85,000.
from Tara725
Mar 16, 2022 9:31 am


EQ: 3/16/22

Adult Fantasy, 110k
from jchsyu
Mar 02, 2022 12:41 pm


EQ: 3/1/22

epic fantasy, 101K
from gwprouse
Feb 21, 2022 7:52 pm


EQ: 2/21/22
109K Fantasy
from maevyr
Feb 18, 2022 4:10 pm


EQ: 11/15/21
Full Request: 11/23/21
Nudge w/ offer of rep and updated ms: 2/11/22
Offer of rep: 2/18/22

Adult Literary Speculative Fiction, 54k
from Risa97
Feb 13, 2022 10:12 am


EQ - 2/13/22

Fantasy - 89k
from 4ratssss
Nov 17, 2021 2:40 pm


EQ: 10/12 88K Sci-fi thriller
from raktinope
Oct 25, 2021 12:10 pm


#SFFpit like July 28th, 2021
Email Query with full July 29th, 2021
Confirmed Receipt July 30th, 2021 and said he plans to finish reading by Labor Day (September 6th)
Nudge September 21st, 2021
Nudge October 25th, 2021 replied saying he'd been busy with clients and I was in his queue. @A_Converse you're ahead of me by about 6 months, but he may just be veeeeery behind.

Adult Fantasy 160k
from cctyler93
Oct 24, 2021 6:56 pm


125k Science Fiction Action/Adventure
Query: 10/24/2021
from A_Converse
Oct 12, 2021 12:40 pm


Does anybody know if Mr. Lucas responds to all fulls? He's had mine for 10 months and I nudged about five months ago asking if he was still interested - he said he was. A couple days ago I nudged because I'd revised based on an R&R and got no response. Just wondering if I should close it out because his last response was incredibly prompt - within a few minutes.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 27, 2021 5:00 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks engstromdd

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