Can you have more than one agent?

Folks, I’d like to preface this by saying a big welcome to Elizabeth O. Dulemba, the newest member of Fuse Club. Hi, Elizabeth! Elizabeth came to me having already secured an agent, whom she is very happy and successful with. Say, what? What does she need me...

Fall Preview!

You probably know that Fall (the publishing season before the December holidays) is the biggest publishing season of the year. Publishers put their big books out during this time, and Fuse Literary is excited about its projects coming up. We can’t believe that...

Writing Contests – An Author’s Perspective by Lisa Kessler

Here’s a guest post from my multi-award winning author Lisa Kessler. I thought it would make a nice author-centric companion to my blog post last week from an agent’s perspective: Writing contests come in all shapes and sizes. Some are for unpublished...

Top 10 Things NOT to do When Querying

There are some tried and true principles to follow when you are querying a literary agent. Sometimes it’s easier however, to remember what NOT to do. Remember, a literary agent’s time is extremely limited and we get inundated with queries on a daily basis....

The Hidden Value of Writing Contests

Every writer knows that winning a writing contest gives you something to put in the “About Me” paragraph of your query letters. But there are more benefits than that to these creative competitions. Writing contests offer the following boosts to your writing career:...