Rica Allannic

David Black Literary Agency

Rica Allannic joined the agency in 2017 after a sixteen-year career as a nonfiction editor, first at Scribner (Simon and Schuster) and then Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House), where she became Vice President and Executive Editor and worked with authors including David Chang of Momofuku; Christina Tosi of Milk Bar; French blogger and tastemaker Mimi Thorisson (now a client); bestselling author Luke Barr; and Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. A graduate of the New York City public school system and Yale University, Rica cooked professionally at Daniel and Picholine before entering the publishing industry. She brings her love of food and everything French as well as her Puerto Rican heritage to her role as a literary agent.

335 Adams Street, Suite 2707

Brooklyn, NY, 11201


Submissions Open

Subject Focus

NF: Cooking
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction



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Submission Requirements

How to successfully present your work

Query Rica by email. She is only accepting nonfiction at this time. Please summarize your book idea and then paste your proposal into the body of your email (no attachments, please).