Talcott Notch Literary Services, LLC

Our Agency Background Founded in 2003, Talcott Notch Literary is a rapidly-growing mid-size literary and screen rights agency representing the freshest new voices in both fiction and nonfiction. Our founder, 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 Saba Sulaiman has recently made a number of sales to Top Five and major independent publishers. Though she is currently closed to queries, she is still considering projects requested at conferences and through Twitter pitches and bootcamps, so check her Agent Page to see where she will be appearing!

"Tia Mele has been an Assistant at Talcott Notch for a year and has recently begun developing her own client list as a Junior Agent. Check her agent page for more details about her preferences!