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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 Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

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 Tara725
Jul 08, 2020 1:28 pm


EQ: 7/8/2020

Adult urban fantasy, 78k
from mckerih
Feb 28, 2020 11:23 am


EQ: 12/17
ER: 2/28, form

Comic Fantasy 84K
from sandermoffitt
Feb 11, 2020 9:10 pm


EQ: 2/11/2020

112k YA Fantasy
from Nadler369
Feb 04, 2020 10:05 am


EQ: 11/18/19
CNR: 2/4/20
125 Fantasy
from RayJohnsonJr
Dec 14, 2019 11:55 pm


12/11/19 Submitted 95k romance - Vietnam air war
from cfreili
Nov 24, 2019 7:47 pm


EQ 11/24

94k Adult SF
from bearmama
Nov 07, 2019 10:47 am


EQ: Sept 18
Form Rejection: Nov 6 (through assistant)

120K Fantasy
from tremendousotter
Sep 07, 2019 3:16 pm


I'm assuming this is CNR and want to query someone else at Janklow & Nesbit - how long did y'all give it? I'm at 61 days.
EQ: 7/8
from GeriMC
Aug 09, 2019 1:47 pm


EQ: 7/11
ER:8/9/19

Fantasy 80k
from GeriMC
Jul 12, 2019 3:15 am


There seems to be a lot of chatter wondering if Paul Lucas is closed to queries. If he is, he hasn't let Query Track know.
I sorted out agents closed to queries and Paul Lucas' name still pops up. There's also nothing on his agency site one way or the other.
from hcaruffo_789
Jul 02, 2019 4:15 pm


Eq 4/2/2019
FR 4/10/19
Rejection 7/2/2019


Followed up with his assistant Eloy today, curious to see if this is a pass or if he's still reading

Liked parts of it, particularly the military sections and the actions scenes. Mentioned that science fantasy is hard to place right now

141k adult science fantasy
from Laura_WA
Jun 23, 2019 12:31 am


Dokipen - Who is Hellie? I don't know that it matters, really, but it's still driving me crazy, LOL. I couldn't find an agent on that site with a name anywhere close to that, so I'm guessing it's from another agency?
from dokipen
Jun 22, 2019 10:40 am


I decided to email Hellie instead of Paul as she is open to a select amount of debut authors.
EQ: 6/22/2019
from Steinbeck
Jun 09, 2019 7:18 pm


Domestic thriller, 78000 words
EQ: May 7, 2019
ER: May 31, 2019

Dear [my name]:

Thank you for the opportunity to read your submission. Unfortunately, you have come to us at a time when Paul Lucas is inundated with requests for assistance and representation. The need to allocate his time effectively forces us to decline participation in many worthy projects, and, regretfully, that must be the decision in this case as well.

We are very sorry not to be able to help you with this project but please accept my best wishes for you in your search for representation.

Best regards,
Eloy Bleifuss on behalf of Paul Lucas
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
285 Madison Avenue | New York, NY 10017
from Rose_Hill
May 20, 2019 8:55 pm


EQ: 3/30/2019
ER: 5/20/2019

I got the same form rejection from the asst as JoLadzinski. It does make it sound like he's closed.

145k Adult Epic Fantasy

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