About Jan Kardys

Jan Kardys, President of Black Hawk Literary Agency, has thirty years of diversified publishing experience for nine major publishing corporations. Black Hawk Literary Agency LLC represents a broad spectrum of authors and illustrators, with a focus on new nonfiction and fiction. 


Jan was Director of Contracts for Warner Books/Little, Brown & Company, Director of Contracts at Macmillan Publishing Company, Charles Scribner's Sons, and Contracts Director at Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster. Ms. Kardys has worked at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Doubleday, Scholastic, Lippincott & Crowell, Publishers, St. Martin's Press, Conde Nast Publications, and Google. Beginning a career in editorial, Jan also worked in art and production in School publishing. Jan held various executive positions in subsidiary rights, licensing, database design, imaging, royalty conversions, contracts, copyrights & permissions departments.


Jan Kardys, Literary Agent

Black Hawk Literary Agency, LLC.

17 Church Hill Road,

Redding, CT 06896

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