Fuse Literary Welcomes New Agent, Margaret Bail!

Internet, meet our newest agent: So excited, I can’t even tell you. We’ve known Margaret Bail for years and really respected her work as an agent. In fact, I once referred an author to her who wasn’t a fit for me, and she sold the book to Simon &...

In the Spirit of the Season

Today is Giving Tuesday. Of course, all giving should be deeply personal and meaningful. In years past, I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving working at the Goddard Riverside Community Center Annual Book Fair in New York City. It was hard but fun, extremely...

Annual Query Closure

It’s that time again. Fuse Literary will be closed to unsolicited submissions from December 1st through January 15th. That means, starting this Thursday, unless one of our agents has personally asked you to submit your work, it’ll have to wait until...

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Authors all agree that a book cover is one of the most important aspects of marketing and selling a book. Agents always try to negotiate book cover consultation rights, which, in practice, can be a bit of a tug-of-war with the publisher. Book cover approval rights are...

When Your Friend is An Agent

Your best friend, good friend, church friend, neighbor’s cousin, brother-in-law… Someone in your social circle works as a literary agent. Here are some things to consider:   Don’t use personal social media to ask the agent if they’ve received...