2018 Publishing Predictions by Laurie McLean

My crystal ball is telling me that not a lot in the publishing industry is going to change from 2017 to 2018. I think publishing was mesmerized by Washington politics in 2017 and were slow to make any forward progress of any sort. Not a lot of new ideas. No new...

Annual Query Closure

It’s that time again. Fuse Literary will be closed to unsolicited submissions from December 1st through January 15th. That means you have a week from Thanksgiving to send in your query. Otherwise, unless one of our agents has personally asked you to submit your work,...

Jennifer Chen Tran Has Left Fuse

Jennifer Chen Tran has left the agency. She is not leaving publishing and is in the process of figuring out her next steps as an agent. UPDATE: Jennifer Chen Tran is now with the Bradford Literary Agency....

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Writing an 85,000-word novel is easy. Writing 250 words to describe the novel is hard. When you have to put together the perfect query letter or nonfiction proposal, it can almost feel more daunting than writing the book. Team Fuse is here to help you. Sign up for the...

Fuse Literary Welcomes New Associate Agent, Carlisle Webber!

Introducing the newest member of Team Fuse, Carlisle Webber! Laurie and I have known Carlie for a number of years as the head of CK Webber Associates Literary Management in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we’ve always been impressed with her sharp and thorough...

New Year, New Agency, New #MSWL

I figured because this is my first post to the Fuse blog since joining the agency, and since we’ve just reopened to queries, today would be a great time to do a little #MSWL of what I’m looking for. I’m eager and excited to add to my client list, but...