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M&M Editors and Agents

Georgia Romance Writers has the reputation of bringing in some of the industry’s top agents and editors seeking a wide variety of submissions.

  • Choose your top THREE Editors and/or Agents for appointments.
    Editors / Agents are subject to change and no choice is guaranteed.

2024 Editor List

Kensington

Leticia Gomez, Editorial Director: In Person

Leticia Gomez is the Editorial Director for Dafina Books, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., which focuses on high-quality fiction and non-fiction that centers on race, identity, and its impact on our experiences. Dafina’s carefully curated list is a home for dynamic stories that innovate and amplify voices too long ignored through books that entertain, challenge, and inspire. Launched in 2000 as the first African American imprint, Dafina has led the market for more than twenty years in highlighting voices of color.

Prior to joining the Kensington family, Leticia was a prominent literary/film/television agent who specialized in bringing culturally diverse voices to the forefront. She has helped her clients secure deals with the largest publishers in the world and has seen several of her projects successfully optioned for TV and film rights. As a literary agent, she placed more than 200 bookswith independent and mainstream traditional publishers.

Genres:

  • Upmarket Women’s Contemporary Fiction

  • Romance

  • Multicultural fiction with a focus on authors of color

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Harlequin

Kathryn Lyle, editor: In Person

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Lye is an editor for Harlequin Heartwarming and a guest editor for several other Harlequin series. During her 20 plus years at Harlequin, she’s acquired and worked with many talented, award-winning authors. Kathryn holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and completed the publishing program at Ryerson University. She’s an obsessive soccer fan! Kathryn is interested in seeing touching romances that highlight the core themes of home, family, and community.
 
Genres:

  • Wholesome, clean romance (Harlequin Heartwarming)

  • Inspirational romance (Love Inspired)

  • Romantic suspense

  • Contemporary romance

  • Accepting pitches for any Harlequin series
     

Writing Guidelines for Harlequin Heartwarming:

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Black Rose Writing

Reagan Rothe, editor:  Via Zoom

 

 

 

 

Reagan Rothe is the creator and owner of Black Rose Writing, an Indie Press in Texas, the host of the Heard it Through the Rosevine podcast, and a fellow published author. He is an Amazon and Facebook Ad ninja, serves on Ingram’s Publisher Advisory Board, and is a Social Media Certified Professional. Rothe has contributed to IBPA’s Independent, NetGalley Insights, and other reputable literary channels. He lives with his beautiful wife, Minna, and has two children, Lena and Walter Lee.

Genres:

  • Historical romance

  • Contemporary romance

  • Romantic Comedies

  • romantic suspense

  • Women’s fiction with a central romance

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Entangled

Liz Pelletier, CEO & editor:  Via Zoom

 

 

Coming out of the dot com era, serial entrepreneur Liz Pelletier has more than thirty years of experience in software engineering, systems analysis, and business management. In 2011, Liz channeled her love of romantic fiction and co-founded Entangled Publishing. Her mission statement was simple: offer authors the highest royalties in the industry, combined with an agile publishing program, intense focus on quality, and market-driven analysis, in an effort to bridge the gap between traditional and self-publishing opportunities. Over the past ten years, Entangled has gone from a small start-up to mid-size romance publisher, with more than 2700 titles released to date and a majority hitting Amazon bestseller lists.

 

Genres:

  • Historical romance

  • Contemporary romance

  • Romantic comedies

  • Fantasy Romance

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2024 Agent List

Talcott Notch Literary

Amy Collins, agent, In Person

 

Amy Collins is an agent with the Talcott Notch Literary Services agency. She has over 30 years in the publishing industry as a Bookstore Book Buyer, Publisher Sales Director, and was the CEO of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing companies in the US. Collins is a USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author and has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, as well as independent bookstores and libraries. Collins is also a trusted expert, speaker, and teacher, featured at conferences and in articles across the globe. In her agent role, Collins focuses on fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and non-fiction. Amy speaks and teaches on market viability authors and is currently traveling the country in a 40’ bus and riding her motorcycle meeting with editors and authors.

Genres:

  • Historical Romance (Pre 1901)

  • Contemporary Romance

  • Romantic Comedies

  • Fantasy Romance

  • Romantic Suspense

  • Speculative Romance

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Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

Ann Leslie Tuttle, agent, Via Zoom

 

Ann Leslie Tuttle joined DG&B in 2017 after working for 20 years at Harlequin Books where she most recently was a Senior Editor. At Harlequin, she was fortunate to work on an extensive and varied list of bestselling and award-winning titles in romance and women’s fiction. She received her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. Finding and nurturing talented new and established writers has always been Ann Leslie’s passion.

Genres:

  • Women’s fiction, especially beach reads and historical fiction;

  • Contemporary romance

  • Romantic comedies

  • Historical romance

  • Romantic suspense

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The Tobias Agency

Jacqui Lipton, agent, Via Zoom

 

Jacqui Lipton is a Senior Literary Agent and Head of the Adult Fiction/Nonfiction Department at The Tobias Literary Agency, as well as a publishing attorney/consultant. Her tastes in fiction and nonfiction are very eclectic, but she is very character-driven and loves to see unforgettable characters in unexpected situations. She is the author of Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers (UC Press, 2020) and Our Data, Ourselves: A Personal Guide to Digital Privacy (UC Press, 2022).

Genres:

  • Contemporary Romance

  • Romantic Comedies

  • Fantasy Romance (but not epic/high fantasy)

  • Speculative Romance (very selectively)

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Holloway Literary

Nikki Terpilowski, agent, Via Zoom

 

Nikki Terpilowski established Holloway Literary in 2011. During that time she has and does represent bestselling and award nominated authors. In 2022 she began managing a handful of screenwriters and producing book to film adaptations beginning with Hallmark's Murder In G Major, with several other projects in development. 

Genres:

  • Small-town Romance

  • Amish Romance

  • Historical Romance.

  • A native of North Carolina, she is partial to southern settings and voices.

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