Welcome to Team Fuse, Lindsay Istace!

OK, folks. Breathe in. Breathe out. I want you to repeat after me. “F*CK YEAH!” Announcing the newest member of Team Fuse, Lindsay Istace. Lindsay is the creator of Rage Yoga, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Loud music is common, cursing...

How to Write a High Concept Pitch

When you are pitching your book to agents or editors, it’s helpful to have a High Concept pitch. I’ve seen High Concept defined in different ways, but generally a High Concept Pitch has mass commercial appeal and uses references, whether from film or...

Benefit for the Families of the Pulse Victims

We know we’re not alone in feeling the tragedy of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. As supporters of LGBTQ voices in literature, we need to go beyond posting condolences on social media and put our money where our digital mouths are. We’ve decided to, for the...

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...

Bay Area Book Festival, year 2!

Even though San Francisco is second only to Manhattan in publishing might, we didn’t have a book festival to call our own until last year. (We have LitQuake, but that’s more like a pub crawl than a daytime festival.) This year’s second Bay Area Book...

#NeverDoneDreamin Contest Grand Prize WINNER

There were some great entries in the #NeverDoneDreamin true love story contest, so let’s get to it. In second place, we have: Wow. It’s not every day you travel to another continent to profess your love. Congratulations, @ThisDrunkPhoto! DM us...