Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three new agents at Talcott Notch Literary agency seek new authors

Talcott Notch Literary Services
2 Broad Street
Second Floor, Suites 1 & 10
Milford, CT 06460

Sara D’Emic recently graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, and is happy to be starting her career as an agent with Talcott Notch. Her reading tastes range from Dostoevsky and Dumas to Burroughs and Salinger to Lovecraft and King.

Sara is looking for adult horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, mystery, thriller, or crime fiction. In nonfiction, she’s looking for science and technology books. “Compelling characters are the crux of good fiction,” says Sara, “and I’m seeking stories that will spark the imagination and the soul.”

For fiction, attach a 10-page sample. For nonfiction attach a one-page sample plus a table of contents.

Paula Munier has joined Talcott Notch Literary as a literary agent. Paula comes to Talcott Notch with broad experience creating and marketing content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as Disney, Gannett, and Quayside.

She began her career as a journalist, then added editor, acquisitions specialist, digital content manager, and publishing executive to her repertoire. She most recently served as the Director of Innovation and Acquisitions for Adams Media, where she headed up the acquisitions team responsible for creating, curating, and producing both fiction and nonfiction for print, ebook, eshort, and direct-to-ebook formats. 

Paula is very involved with the mystery community, having served four terms as President of the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America as well as on the MWA board. (She’s currently VP of that organization.) She’s also served as both co-chair and Agents and Editors chair on the New England Crime Bake committee for seven years and counting. And she’s an active member of Sisters in Crime. She is also the co-author of Hot Flash Haiku, with Jennifer Basye Sander.
Paula’s specialties include mystery/thriller, SF/fantasy, romance, YA, memoir, humor, pop culture, health & wellness, cooking, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science.

Query Paula at:
Include the first 10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your query. No attachments.

Associate Agent Rachael Dugas has recently completed a six-month internship with Sourcebooks 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.

Query Rachael at:  
nclude the first 10 pages of your manuscript in the body of your query. No attachments.

More information about submitting to Talcott Notch here.

Brian Henry will lead a 
“Writing for Children and for Young Adults” workshop in Newmarket on Saturday, September 22 (see here), and he'll lead a "How to Get Published" workshop on Saturday, October 13, in Toronto with Monica Pacheco of The Anne McDermid literary agency (see here). But the best step you can take toward getting published is to take one of Brian’s weekly courses (see here).

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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