People

Co-Founder
Literary Agent
Morton Janklow was one of the country’s most powerful literary agents, representing bestselling authors, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize…
Co-Founder
Literary Agent
Lynn Nesbit grew up in Dundee, Illinois and graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Speech. She attended the Sorbonne and the…

Partners

President
Managing Director
Literary Agent
Luke Janklow represents an eclectic and broad list of authors with multiple talents ranging from imaginative storytelling to broadcast and print…
General Counsel
Managing Director
Head of Legal and Business Affairs
A native of Brooklyn, Bennett Ashley received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from the…
Managing Director
Literary Agent
Anne Sibbald found her professional home as an agent. Anne’s interests are broad, but quintessentially encompass the classic “good read” and…
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Information Officer
Dmitri Chitov joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2007 after working at several law firms and in the Office of the Brooklyn Borough…
Literary Agent
PJ Mark moved to NYC in 1990 and used his student loans to start a literary journal to publish his friends. He began his career as an…

Agents

Literary Agent
A native of Los Angeles, California, Kirby attended Harvard-Westlake high school then went to Pomona College where he was a PPE (Philosophy,…
Literary Agent
From his first days with books, Paul has loved the feeling of getting lost between the covers. He remembers reading in his closet with a…
Literary Agent
I’m looking for unforgettable storytellers and original thinkers. Strong plots and new ideas. I love writers who extend empathy, resist tyranny,…
Literary Agent
Raised in California’s Bay Area, Marya earned her B.A. at Harvard, where she majored in English and was Fiction Editor for the Advocate, and her…
Literary Agent
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Melissa Flashman majored in English at Wesleyan University. After stints in the English Ph.D. program at Johns…
Literary Agent
A native of Western Massachusetts, Chris Clemans received his BA in English from Duke University, with a minor in Politics, Philosophy, and…
Literary Agent
Richard Morris has been with Janklow & Nesbit Associates since 1998 representing narrative nonfiction and literary fiction. He is…
Literary Agent
A native of Virginia, Chad received a BA in English at Lynchburg University before moving to Eastern Europe to teach English for several years.…
Literary Agent
Hafizah Geter is an award-winning Nigerian-American poet, writer, and editor born in Zaria, Nigeria. She grew up in Akron, Ohio and Columbia,…
Senior Counsel
Literary Agent
Stefanie joined JNA as Senior Counsel in 2005 after practicing law at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and boutique entertainment firm Frankfurt…
Literary Agent
Ian began his career in publishing at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, where he worked at the nexus of sales, publicity, and marketing. Having booked…

Business & Legal Affairs

Senior Counsel
Literary Agent
Stefanie Lieberman joined the agency in 2005 after practicing intellectual property law at The Guggenheim Museum; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton…
Contracts Director
Michael Steger joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2000. He became Contracts Director in 2004 and is proud to continue the agency's…
Senior Business Affairs Associate
Molly joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2014 after studying literature at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter. She has always had a love of…

Assistants

Legal Assistant
Lianna joined Janklow & Nesbit in the fall of 2019 after she graduated with an English and Writing & Rhetoric degree from the University…
Literary Assistant
After studying journalism, Eloy’s first job in publishing was at Simon & Schuster where he assisted the publishers of S&S, Touchstone,…
Literary Assistant
Jane Chun has been at Janklow & Nesbit since May 2019. She supports Anne Sibbald and Richard Morris and is currently building her list. Prior…
Literary Assistant
Judythe Cohen served as the right hand of literary agent legend Mort Janklow for 23 years, working closely with him and many of his clients,…
Literary Assistant
Claire Dippel graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College with a double major in Theater and English. She worked for a…
Literary Assistant
Mina Hamedi grew up in Istanbul, Turkey before moving to New York in 2010. She received her BA in Nonfiction and Global Identity from NYU’s…
Legal Assistant
Adam joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates in 2018. In addition to the review and negotiation of contracts for the legal department, Adam also…
Literary Assistant
Ali Lake is open to submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and YA. She loves books that show her a new corner of the world or unexpected facet of…
Literary Assistant
Roma Panganiban graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in English and Psychology before taking on graduate studies in Modern and…
Literary Assistant
Mackenzie Williams has assisted Marya Spence since October 2021. She is interested in building her own list of literary fiction, short story…