What Makes Me Say No

Literary agents are constantly reading. Reading our clients’ manuscripts, reading Publishers Weekly, reading reviews, reading Twitter, reading other books, and what you care about most, reading queries. I’m always hoping to find something that makes me so...

Achieving the ultimate conference experience

I recently stumbled upon a blog post about a writer’s experience at a particular conference, one I’ve attended, and it made me think about how the same conference can feel very different to two writers. There are so many different conferences, and your personality and...

Happy anniversary to Fuse—and to you!

March is when we celebrate the first day of spring, and March Madness, and St. Patrick’s Day, and so much more. Like the anniversary of our agency’s founding 3 years ago. How, you may ask? By giving back. In case you missed Gordon’s post about it...

Murder With an Accent

When my eyes are too tired to read another word on the page–or a screen–there is nothing I love more than watching a killer or a copper with a British (or Irish or Welsh) accent. Don’t get me wrong, I love British and Irish crime drama on the page...

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”

As a new semester begins today at Pace University, where I’m an adjunct lecturer in the Publishing master’s degree program, of course I’m thinking about how and what we learn and that old saw, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”...