Susan Raihofer

David Black Literary Agency

Rica Allannic joined David Black Literary Agency in 2017 after a sixteen-year career as a nonfiction editor, first at Scribner (Simon and Schuster) and then at 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 and is interested in cooking, narrative nonfiction, popular culture, history, science, and select memoir projects, as well as in helping authors from diverse backgrounds tell stories that are important to them.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

NF: Cooking
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Science



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How to successfully present your work

You may query Rica by email via Note that she does not represent fiction at this time. Please summarize your book idea and then paste your proposal into the body of your email (no attachments, please).