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.
Junior Agent Saba Sulaiman is actively building her client list and has reopened to queries. A veteran of a Sourcebooks internship, with degrees from Wellesley and the University of Chicago, she's seeking strong voices and unconventional narratives for adults as well as YA and MG. Please consult her agent page for her preferences.
Washington, D.C.-based Junior Agent Mohamed Shalabi has just joined Talcott Notch Literary after completing agency internships with Veritas, Folio and our own agency. We're excited to be working with this brilliant new addition and look forward to his success! Check out his agent page for information on his wish list and genre preferences.