Our Team

Michelle Richter, Associate Agent

Michelle Richter joined Fuse Literary after eight years at St. Martin’s Press. While there, she edited nonfiction including MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL by Melissa Joan Hart and RENEWABLE by Jeremy Shere, and worked on women’s fiction, memoir/ biography, pop culture, cookbooks, and diet/health books. She has an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University (where she is an adjunct faculty member), and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Russian from UMass Boston.

Michelle is primarily seeking fiction, especially suspense, mysteries/thrillers, contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and YA contemporary and thrillers. She’s eager to find fiction from underrepresented voices (including South Asian, Native American, and disabled), LGBT and POC voices in crime fiction, stories of friendship, siblings, and family secrets. She loves unreliable narrators.

She does not represent science fiction, fantasy, spiritual/faith-based fiction or nonfiction, erotica, or children’s books for readers middle-grade or younger. For historical fiction, she tends to prefer time periods from mid 17th century to  mid 20th century, not including World War II.

You can follow Michelle on Twitter at @michrichter1.

Submission Guidelines:

To query Michelle, please send your query letter and the first twenty pages of your manuscript to querymichelle@fuseliterary.com. All queries sent before February 11 have been reviewed; please consider no response to earlier queries a pass. Requested full manuscripts are still being considered.

For information on how to write a query letter, read The Short Fuse Guide to Query Letters.

For how to write a book proposal, read The Short Fuse Guide to Book Proposals and The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified.