Jane Chun

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

Jane Chun joined Janklow & Nesbit in May 2019. Prior to working at J&N, she worked on a freelance project for HG Literary and interned at Writers House and Maximum Films. She is particularly interested in stories focused on underrepresented communities and prose that is cinematic and atmospheric with good rhythm. Whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, she is drawn towards compelling, individualistic voices that make her feel as though the writer is in the room with her, telling her their story with intimacy and honesty as if they were already acquainted. For fiction, Jane is seeking commercial, upmarket, and literary works in both adult and middle grade/YA about the finding and rebuilding of identity, diaspora, family and community, and examinations of power in relationships. She is also looking for fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative fiction that delves into sharp social commentary and has meticulous worldbuilding and settings that don’t feel like Western Europe. For historical fiction, she likes hidden histories and anything set in a time or place she’s not familiar with or focuses on a community that has often been overlooked if it’s a time/place she knows. In terms of nonfiction, she is primarily looking for memoir and narrative nonfiction with similar themes to her interests in fiction. She is also deeply interested in graphic novels and nonfiction. Jane is a native New Yorker and attended NYU where she majored in History and minored in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology; Creative Writing; and Spanish. She returned to NYU shortly after to receive her M.S. in Publishing. She is currently part of the 2022 Literary Agents of Change Mentorship Program cohort.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Illustrated/Art
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Sports
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: Young Adult Non-Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy

Experience

3

Years of Industry Experience

2022

Member Since

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