New Literary Agent Alert: Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit Associates

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.




About Paul: He joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2007 and began representing authors in 2010.

He is seeking: He is interested in a wide variety of commercial and literary fiction, as well as specific nonfiction. In fiction, he enjoys both character and plot driven novels but it’s important to him for the storytelling to be clear and accessible. In genre fiction, he is looking for thrillers, spy, science fiction and fantasy genre writing, as well as literary novels. He appreciates a literary bent, subverting genre and darker, conflicted characters. Finally, he loves historical fiction and war novels. For nonfiction, he is interested in representing popular science books, new ways of exploring the major sports and narrative histories. (He does not represent romance, westerns, women’s fiction, memoir, self-help, children’s or picture books.)

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How to submit: Please send attach the first 3 chapters of your book, a synopsis and brief bio to your queries and send them to plucas (at) janklow (dot) com.

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4 thoughts on “New Literary Agent Alert: Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit Associates

  1. shadesdown2001

    Much thanks to Mr. Lucas. He just helped me become even more successful in my search for a literary agent. And I think this is something that everyone who is currently or will soon be proposing to literary agents needs to know and to keep in mind while creating their query letters.

    As i stated in my first comment, I had recently proposed to Mr. Lucas. Well, the second paragraph of my proposal is a mention of my children’s book, which was published in 2007. The third paragraph was actually the subject of my proposal, which was about my adult fiction novel.

    Mr. Lucas helped me realize that being I had mentioned my children’s book at the beginning of my proposal, that it is apparently what is grabbing the attention of the agents instead of the description of my adult novel. It’s little tidbits such as this that goes a long way in being helpful for new authors such as myself. Thank you so much Mr. Lucas.

    1. Aightball

      Did you attach the documents? Above, it says ‘send attach’ and I know most places won’t take attachments. Help?

      Also, it says a brief bio…I’ve never written a bio for myself. What should I include?


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