Sunday, January 3, 2021

Three agents at Talcott Notch Literary seek authors

One Little Secret by Cate Holahan
represented by Talcott Notch Literarary

Talcott Notch Literary Services

276 Forest Road
Milford, CT  06461

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Founded in 2002, Talcott Notch Literary is a five-member, full-service literary agency looking to represent the freshest voices in both adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction. Their clients include New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and #1 Amazon bestsellers as well as award-winning fiction and nonfiction authors.

Three of their agents are looking for authors:

Gina Panettieri, President of Talcott Notch Literary, represents both fiction and nonfiction. In fiction, she loves quirky, edgy characters. Specifically, she’s seeking women’s fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, science fiction, historical, mystery, thrillers and suspense.

In nonfiction, she’s seeking history, business, self-help, science, gardening, cookbooks, crafts, parenting, memoir, true crime and travel. “Teach me something new, something I couldn’t find somewhere else, something based on original research and that’s the hook I’m looking for.”

Query Gina through her query manager here.                                             

Amy Collins is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and on the national advisory board for IngramSpark. She’s also a featured columnist for TheBookDesigner, Writers Digest Magazine, and the International Book Publishers Association (IBPA). When not in the office, she spends a great deal of time working with and training women from disadvantaged backgrounds. On the weekends, she's a singer in a Celtic blues band, and is saving for a faster motorcycle. 

Amy represents both fiction and nonfiction. She'd love to work with authors who have a passion for business and the promotional side of this industry as well as the writing side.

In fiction, she’s looking for fantasy and sci-fi and for historical fiction.

She’s also seeking Nonfiction, Gift books, Reference, and History.

Query Amy through her query manager here.

Dennis Schleicher is currently the President of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. Schliecher is the best-selling author of: Is He Nuts? Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ. 

Dennis represents nonfiction and is especially interested in books relating to the Latter Day Saints. He’s accepting queries for Biography, Christian living, children’s books, church life, devotional, inspirational, LGBTQ, theology, bible study, reference, health, finance, fiction, self-help, psychology, grief, suffering, marriage, family, women’s, men’s, philosophy, history, social issues, parenting, clean romance, Latter-Day Saints, LDS, and Mormonism.

Query Dennis through his query manager here.

For more about the agents at Talcott Notch, see here. See their full submission guidelines here.

Literary agent Barbara Berson

If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to get Published workshop Sunday, January 24, with Barbara Berson of the Helen Heller Agency (see here).

Beyond that, Brian’s schedule continues to take shape...

Weekly classes:

Online: Exploring Creative Writing, an introductory, low pressure course to get the creative juices flowing.  Offered at two times: Thursday evenings, Jan 21 – Apr 1 {see hereand Friday afternoons,  Jan 22 – April 2 {see here}.

Online: Writing Personal Stories, nine weeks of creativity and fellowship. Thursday afternoons, Jan 28 – Apr1 {no class Feb 25}. Details here.  

Online: Writing Kid Lit and Young Adult Novels, Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade books, and Young Adult novels, with enormously talented and experienced authors as guest speakers for two of the classes, Tuesday evenings, Feb 2 – March 30. Details here.

Online: Writing Little Kid Lit, Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Middle Grade books, with   enormously talented and experienced authors as guest speakers for two of the classes, Wednesday evenings, Feb 3 – March 31 Details here.

     See all winter classes here.

More upcoming workshops:

Editor Kathleen Keenan

Online: Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshops with Scholastic Books Executive Editor Anne Shone, Saturday, Jan 30 (see here)  and with Kids Can Press editor Kathleen Keenan, Saturday, Feb 27 (see here).

Online: Writing and Revising, Saturday, February 6. Details here.

Online: How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times bestselling author Kelly Armstrong, Saturday, April 3.  Details here.

Algonquin Park: Writing Retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort, an island of luxury in the middle of a wilderness. Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31. Details here.

For more details or to register for any workshop, retreat or weekly class, email

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding online and in-person writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


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