The Agents and Editors

At the Pitch Slam, you’ll meet literary agents and editors. They represent all genres of fiction and nonfiction, children’s, young adult and adult writing. They’ve got one thing in common: They’re all actively looking for new writers.

We’re busy confirming our roster of top-notch agents to participate in the Pitch Slam. Check back often, and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates!

Jacquelyn Mitchard
Acquisitions Editor/ Merit Press
Jacquelyn Mitchard is the Editor in Chief of Merit Press, a new young adult imprint from Adams Media. Merit Press specializes in young adult fiction set in the real world and dealing with real life. She’s looking for stories that are suspenseful, contemporary, and real with a sinister, hilarious, or romantic twist. She wants to publish the next National Velvet, The Book Thief, Tuck Everlasting, Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, and The Outsiders. Classics for a new generation. Please do not pitch any fantasy, scifi, or paranormal stories, or anything with vampires, werewolves, or zombies.

Paula Munier
Talcott Notch Literary
Paula seeks mystery/thriller, science fiction, fantasy, romance and young adult. For nonfiction, she seeks memoir, humor, pop culture, health & wellness, cooking, self-help, pop psych, New Age, inspirational, technology, science, and writing.


Gina Panettieri
Talcott Notch Literary
Gina represents a full range of adult and children's fiction and nonfiction, with a particular interest in young adult fantasy, young adult realistic fiction, middle-grade humor, adult mystery and thriller, women's fiction, cookbooks, memoir, history, popular science, parenting, true crime and health and fitness.

***Agents and Editors are subject to change.