Janklow & Nesbit Associates
My Manuscript Wish List®
I joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2014, following the completion of an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I was also the coordinator of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
At J&N I’ve had the pleasure of working with many commercial and literary authors, both fiction and nonfiction. I’m looking for stories that hit that sweet-spot between genre and literary – stories that offer nuanced perspectives and fast, imaginative plots (see Benjamin Percy’s Thrill Me for more on that criteria), and aren’t afraid to bend the rules a bit, and most importantly, stories with a strong emotional core. For nonfiction, I’m mostly interested in narrative memoir, graphic memoirs, and stories from journalists that challenge the status quo and often have a social justice component.
I am not taking on much children’s, middle grade, or young adult, unless it is a graphic novel.
Fun facts about me:
Former: ice-hockey goalie, intern at the National Endowment for the Arts, guitarist in metal bands, teacher of ESL…
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com
With the word “Query” in the subject line, please send your query, a synopsis and the first fifty pages of your manuscript attached as a word document. Please note that due to volume, I will only contact you if I’m interested. Thanks for understanding