Our Team

Michelle Richter, Agent

Michelle Richter joined Fuse Literary in 2014 from St. Martin’s Press, where she worked on a variety of fiction and nonfiction including MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL by Melissa Joan Hart.  She has a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University, where she is an adjunct lecturer. Michelle’s clients have won or been finalists for such awards as the Edgar, Mary Higgins Clark, Strand Critics, Anthony, Agatha, Lefty, ITW Thriller, Macavity, Barry, Derringer, IPPY, and International Book Award. She is a member of Sisters in Crime.

Michelle is seeking:
-suspense
-mystery
-psychological thrillers
-domestic suspense
-women’s fiction
-book club fiction
-YA mystery/thriller
-select contemporary YA

She’s especially eager to find suspense and psychological thrillers with complex lead characters. LGBTQ, BIPOC, and disabled voices in fiction always welcome. Michelle loves unreliable narrators, stories of family secrets, friendships, and sibling relationships. Her favorite writers include Celeste Ng, Ruth Ware,  Laura Lippman, Megan Miranda, Lori Rader-Day, Jennifer Hillier, and Tana French. She’d love to find the next SUCH A FUN AGE, LONG BRIGHT RIVER, THE DUTCH HOUSE, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, or BLACKTOP WASTELAND.

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 through the form here: http://QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter

If you’ve previously queried her by email,  please feel free to resubmit through Query Manager as directed above.

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.

For conference, press, or rights inquries, contact Michelle at michelle@fuseliterary.com. NO QUERIES HERE PLEASE; they will be archived, unread.

Please feel free to send her a message on Query Manager if you haven’t got a response on your requested full manuscript after 3 months.

Michelle is closed to queries from December 1 to January 18, 2021.