New Literary Agent Alert: Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.




About Paula: Paula Munier comes to Talcott Notch Literary with broad experience creating and marketing exceptional content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as Disney, Gannett, Greenspun Media Group, and Quayside. She began her career as a journalist, and along the way 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, a division of F+W 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.

(Why you should only query 6-8 agents at a time.)

She is seeking: Her specialties include mystery/thriller, SF/fantasy, romance, YA, memoir, humor, pop culture, health & wellness, cooking, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science, and writing.

(What is the definition of “New adult”? That, and many more definitions explained.)

How to contact: Writers can query her at her Talcott Notch email address of pmunier [at]


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5 thoughts on “New Literary Agent Alert: Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary

  1. funkyfreshmohn

    Just finished Fixing Freddie. Definitely worth checking out if you like well written stories. You don’t have to be a dog lover to enjoy. It goes much, much deeper than that.

  2. Crono91

    I have a question, and I am not entirely sure where to post this question. (I am new to writer’s digest) But since this agent is looking for Romance, I thought I’d post it here.

    My genre expertise is action adventure with a spin in the fantasy realm. That being said, I have written a romance novel (well, more-or-less a “love” story, as Nicholas Sparks puts it) and everyone who has read it–friends and pseudo-strangers alike–says it is “amazing.”

    So here is my question. I am not published yet, and I would like to publish this romance novel; however, it isnt in my genre. So, since I will most likely not ever write in the romance genre again, should I try to get it published?

    I have heard a thing or two about publishing in multi-genres, but since not many people do that, I can’t find much information on it.

    1. bethsee

      Hi Crono91,

      A romance novel is defined as the journey of the hero and heroine. There can be subplots too, but the main arc of the story is how the relationship between the couple grows until they finally find their happily ever after. If the story just has romance in it, it’s not considered genre romance. If you think what you have written is a romance novel, but you know for sure you won’t be writing any more of them, I wouldn’t query an agent on that. A lot of times an agent will ask to see your other work and if they don’t represent your action adventure/fantasy books, it could be a waste of everyone’s time. Websites like list most agents and what they represent, so that may be a good place to start.


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