Founded in 2003, Talcott Notch Literary is a rapidly-growing boutique agency representing the freshest new voices in both fiction and nonfiction.
Our President and Executive Editor, Gina Panettieri has expertise in every aspect of writing and publishing and has helped thousands of writers achieve their goals. She has successfully placed hundreds of books with such well-known publishers as Berkley, St. Martin's Press, Adams Media, Palgrave-Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons and many others.
In more than twenty years in the publishing industry, Gina has appeared as a speaker at scores of national and regional conferences, leading workshops on a range of subjects ranging from characterization, dialogue and query letters, to the changing publishing market, publicity and new trends in fiction.
Senior Associate Agent and Content Strategist Paula Munier brings a wealth of publishing industry knowledge to the agency. With a stellar background holding executive positions in both publishing houses and writers' organizations (simultaneously), she's intimately-versed in the dynamics and inner workings of publishing houses, as well as the expectations of and demands placed upon writers.
Associate Agent Rachael Dugas completed a six-month internship with Sourcebooks before joining Talcott Notch, and is now seeking fiction, particularly YA and middle-grade fiction, along with women's fiction, romance, paranormal and mysteries. She'll also consider nonfiction, with a strong interest in the arts.
New Associate Agent Sara D'Emic has just joined Agency after spending two years in internships with New York and Boston-area publishers. She is now accepting queries and building her client list. She is particularly open to adult horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, mystery, thriller, or crime fiction. She will also gladly take non-fiction science and technology
Agency Assistant and Junior Agent Jessica Negron comes to us with a diverse background in publishing and design, and she has just begun accepting queries. Though she's open to all adult fiction, she's most keenly interested in fantasy and science fiction, as well as thrillers, intelligent erotica and YA fiction.
We represent a very eclectic mix of authors and projects. Original thought, original research, unique concepts and ground-breaking new approaches are the earmarks that set our books apart.
Fiction and Nonfiction for Middle-Grade and Young Adult only. We do not represent picture books.