Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Eloy Bleifuss of Janklow & Nesbit

Eloy Bleifuss is a literary agent with Janklow & Nesbit.

After a brief stint in journalism, Eloy began his publishing career as an assistant at Simon & Schuster where he worked in the editorial and publisher’s departments of the S&S, Touchstone, and Scribner imprints. Eloy switched to the agency side in 2019 when he started at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. He is building his client list and looking to work with both fiction and nonfiction writers.

Eloy is drawn to genre-blurring novels that balance character and voice with tension and plot. He enjoys stories of regular people navigating relationships and work (Bryan Washington, Deesha Philyaw, Torrey Peters, Lauren Oyler, Andrew Martin) and character-driven speculative fiction (Jeff VanderMeer, Rivers Solomon, Stephen Graham Jones, Seth Dickinson, Yoon Ha Lee). He likes writing that is dark, uncanny, funny, and queer.

When it comes to nonfiction, Eloy is interested in a broad range of categories from omnivorous cultural criticism and forgotten histories to big ideas books and relatable self-help.

A graduate of Vassar College, he hails from Chicago and now lives in Brooklyn. Some of Eloy’s clients include E.M. Tran, Claire Oleson, Julian K. Jarboe, and Jeremy Gordon.

(Headshot photo credit: Michael Baker Photography Studios)