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New Agent Alert: Amy Collins of Talcott Notch Literary Services

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Amy Collins of Talcott Notch Literary Services) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Amy Collins is a new literary agent with Talcott Notch Literary Services, where she's also acting as their Director of Subsidiary Rights. In addition to being a bestselling author, Collins has worked as a book buyer, sales rep, and featured columnist for TheBookDesigner, Writer's Digest, and IBPA. She's also taught at many of the publishing industry's top festivals and conferences.

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(20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.)

Uniquely positioned to help authors because of my decades of marketing experience, Collins would love to work with authors who have a passion for the business and promotional side of this industry as well as the writing side.

Currently Seeking

Amy Collins is currently looking for manuscripts and authors in nonfiction, gift books, reference, history, fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction.

How to Submit

Prospective writers can query via Amy Collins' Query Manager here.

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