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Ms. Gina Panettieri

Talcott Notch Literary Services

31 Cherry Street, Suite 100

Milford, CT 06460

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Twitter: ginapanettieri

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from KSmith
Nov 13, 2017 4:13 pm

Lovely personalized rejection. Said the explanation of my fantasy elements should be drawn out. While I understand where she is coming from, the narrative style is very intentional. Also, if you have a male character that is "rough" in any way, you might want to look that over before sending. I think we're in a very female-empowerment focused era in media/entertainment right now. Again, his harshness is intentional and he grows out of it by the end. But I understand that it is hard to gauge these things from 10 pages. Regardless, it is nice to have insight on what may be causing other agents to bow out. Anyone who gets a chance to work with this team would be lucky!
from egrammar
Nov 06, 2017 4:03 pm

EQ: 10/4 (DV Pit request from Intern)
10/10 - E-mail confirming receipt of query.
10/11 - PR 100 pages
11/6 - Full request!

Gina and her interns seem like lovely people to work with. Fingers crossed!
from chelsir
Oct 22, 2017 2:09 pm

EQ - 9/14/2017
FR - 9/18/2017 (Enthusiastic response. Intern asked for a five page synopsis and the first hundred pages. I sent that the next day.)
from Junebug
Oct 18, 2017 3:55 pm

EQ: 10/18/17

74K Magical Realism, Thriller/Suspense
from KristenH
Oct 13, 2017 3:17 pm

EQ 9/11/17 Diplomatic Immunity
FR 11/13/17 (Asked for full and full synopsis from nudge. Said story was super-exciting.)
from jubilee
Oct 09, 2017 1:48 pm

Hi Penchant -- It was Abigayel Phillips. So sorry about your full. ): Hopefully you'll hear soon!
from jubilee
Oct 09, 2017 10:31 am

Intern favorited DVPit tweet 10/2/17
EQ: 10/3/17
FR: 10/4/17
10/9/17 - Intern emailed saying she has passed my manuscript and a recommendation to the agents. I'm hoping this means she read it and liked it!
from JoshuaFagan
Oct 08, 2017 10:47 pm

EQ- 10/1/17
ER- 10/5/17

"Thank you for your interest in Talcott Notch. At this time, your manuscript is not quite right for our agency.

I enjoyed the synopsis of this manuscript and feel that you have a strong grasp of plot development and narrative. However, the premise may not be fresh enough to to be sustainable in the current market. Adding a new perspective or unique twist could help the narrative gain more traction with readers. However, this is only one opinion, and I encourage you to continue querying with other agencies."

Posting this because (in spite of the typo), it is actually thoughtful and considerate, unlike so many other rejection letters. It is one of only a handful of non-form rejections I've received, and it's the only one that actually gave me helpful advice. I really appreciate that, and I'd love to work with Ms. Panettieri and her agency in the future. :)
from smbishop
Oct 08, 2017 12:03 pm

EQ - 8/16/17
FR - 9/21/17 (request made by her assistant after I sent a reminder email) - I submitted the full MS on the same day
10/9/17 (her assistant emailed to update me on the status of my submission—very professional)

Mystery with speculative fiction elements 74,000
from JPaulBarnett
Oct 02, 2017 3:27 pm

EQ: 9/28/17 (Science Fiction/Mystery 78K)
ER: 10/2/17 (Semi-personalized form letter, "Didn't connect with the voice")
from GroovyGirl
Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Super kind rejection letter with very helpful and insightful comments.
from martythornley
Sep 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Sent a query and within a few days received a nice response. She said the concept was interesting but she did not fall in love with the voice of the sample.
from DiscoStories
Aug 23, 2017 3:09 pm

EQ: 6/11/17 Memoir, unusual childhood and unorthodox parents.
FR: 6/12/17 "...the writing sample was polished and compelling." (made my day, to say the least!).
Aside from appreciating her perspective as an agent and writer, I love her book, "The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys." I was a single mother to three boys myself. I really think we could be a great fit. Fingers crossed!
from horrorchix89
Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am

EQ: 5/27 #pitdark
Nudge: 7/12
ER: 8/11 with some feedback. Invited me to submit something else

Auto Response: I'm away from the office attending Thrillerfest. If you're there, I look forward to seeing you! If not, I'll reply to your message after I return! Enjoy your week! Gina Panettieri

I'll nudge again in a week

YA 93k
from mgmystery
Aug 10, 2017 7:40 am

EQ: 3/2/ 17
4/6/17 nudged since it's been over 4 weeks
PR: 4/6/17 from assistant Janel
Emailed to offer revised version: 8/10/17

MG mystery 44k

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