Thursday, October 28, 2010

Julie Just joins Janklow & Nesbit, seeks children's and young adult books

Atheneum art director Ann Bobco, author/illustrator
Ian Falconer, literary agent Brenda Bowen, & Julie Just
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
445 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-2606

Children's book editor of the New York Times Book Review Julie Just will join Janklow & Nesbit as an agent in November.

Mort Janklow says in the announcement, "It has been our intention for some time to expand the range of agency services we offer to include in a major way children's and young adult literature."

Lynn Nesbit calls Just "the ideal person to spearhead this new effort."

Janklow & Nesbit are a powerhouse literary agency with offices in New York and London. Clients include Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire), William Goldman (The Princess Bride), Bill O' Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor, Culture Warrior), Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink), David McCullough (Truman), Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11), etc.

Total number of clients: about 1,000. "Some of them are deceased, but only a tiny fraction," says agent Luke Janklow.

“We do look at everything,” adds Janklow. “What gets invited in is a very small portion of that."

Query Julie at:
Attach the first chapter of your manuscript. She is not interested in long synopses -- two or three paragraphs, tops.

Brian Henry has a couple of "How to Get Published" workshops coming up. The agents guest-speaking at these workshops are looking for new clients. Brian will be in London on November 6 with guest Tina Tsallas of Great Titles Literary Agency (details here) and in Mississauga on December 4 with guest Martha Magor Webb of the Anne McDermid literary agency (details here).

For information about all of Brian's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.

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