Janklow & Nesbit Associates
My Manuscript Wish List®
My name is Eloy and I work at Janklow & Nesbit Associates where I am actively building my list in fiction and nonfiction. After studying journalism, my first job in publishing was at Simon & Schuster editorial. I switched to the agency side of the business when I joined J&N in 2019.
I am originally from Chicago and today I live in (well, surprise) Brooklyn.
I’m a fan of writing that is dark, strange, and funny. I love writers who are genre-agnostic and have a strong point of view. I’m looking for fiction that bridges high and low, realism and the imaginary, the serious and the trashy Here’s a bit more of what I’m looking for at the moment…
Queer narratives, especially from abroad or in parts of the U.S which have been under-represented in mainstream publishing: SHUGGIE BAIN by Douglas Stewart, LOT by Bryan Washington, DETRANSITION, BABY by Torrey Peters.
Gothic/Horror novels that are both chilling and emotionally grounded: MEXICAN GOTHIC by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by Stephen Graham Jones, THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle, THE BRIGHT LANDS by John Fram, TELL ME I’M WORTHLESS by Allison Rumfit.
Hitchcockian stories about obsession, narratives of infatuation, and meet-cutes that end badly: VIOLENT DELIGHTS by Micah Nemerever, HAWK MOUNTAIN by Conner Habib, EILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh, HORSE CRAZY by Gary Indiana
Well-constructed thrillers with a political bite or social dimension: RAZOR BLADE TEARS by S. A. Cosby, AMERICAN SPY by Lauren Wilkinson, TRANSCRIPTION by Kate Atkinson, MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite.
Literary fiction that is genre-fluid or resists easy categorization: Jeff VanderMeer, Carmen Maria Machado, Sheila Heti, Rivers Solomon, Ali Smith.
Westerns with Non-Traditional Leads. THE THOUSAND CRIMES OF MING TSU by Tom Lin, OUTLAWED by Anna North, HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD by C. Pam Zhang.
I’m interested in a broad range of nonfiction, particularly by journalists and experts.
Science and nature writing: AN IMMENSE WORLD by Ed Lin, OTHERLANDS by Thomas Halliday, THE MUSHROOMS AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, OTHER MINDS by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Cultural Histories and criticism: GAY BAR by Jeremy Atherton Lin, ACCIDENTAL GODS by Anna Della Subin, THICK by Tressie McMillan Cottom.
Politics, economics, and current events: CHIP WAR by Chris Miller, KIDS THESE DAYS by Malcolm Harris, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS by Nancy Maclean, THE WORLD FOR SALE by Jack Farchy and Javier Blas.
Relatable self-help by experts or credentialed authorities: THE BULLET JOURNAL METHOD by Ryder Carroll, ATTACHED by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, CHATTER by Ethan Kross, FOUR THOUSAND WEEKS Oliver Burkeman.
History: THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING by David Graeber and David Wengrow, HOW TO HIDE AN EMPIRE by Daniel Immerwahr, NIXONLAND by Rick Perlstein, 1179 BC by Eric H. Cline.
Other topics I’m interested in reading about include Spain & Latin America; Chicago and the Midwest; the lives of obscure or forgotten writers; small-town crooks; small-town politicians; small town politicians who are also crooks; the fine art world; technology; the near future; the distant past; running; film; climate change; pop music; night life; masculinity; decolonialism; drugs and addiction; the gays.
NOT INTERESTED IN: YA/Children’s, Anthologies.
Please follow the submission guidelines listed on our website.
We ask for a query letter + first ten pages.