Publishing Predictions for 2019

by Fuse Literary’s co-Founder Laurie McLean The past year has seen a maturation of many of the trends that were sparked by the revolution in publishing that began a decade ago. Indie publishing. Social media marketing. The birth of Author-preneurs. Smart phones...

The Accidental Farewell by J.M. Frey

So, here we are. At the end of a series, and the end of about five years of planning, plotting, scribbling, writing, editing, revising, rewriting, re-editing, re-revising, re-plotting, re-re-planning, and generally . . . just a lot of work. What is it like to finish...

MIDDLE GRADE MONTH: What is “Middle Grade?”

Lately in the querybox I have gotten a lot of submissions labeled “MG/YA”. This makes me angry because I love both YA and MG but you cannot do this.  When querying an agent, an author must pick one primary genre. You might say “It’s Middle...

2018 Publishing Predictions by Laurie McLean

My crystal ball is telling me that not a lot in the publishing industry is going to change from 2017 to 2018. I think publishing was mesmerized by Washington politics in 2017 and were slow to make any forward progress of any sort. Not a lot of new ideas. No new...

The Final SFWF/EveryLibrary Benefit Auction Is Now Live

Our first annual charity auction series has been a tremendous success. We’ve received a generous outpouring of donations from literary agents, acquisitions editors, award-winning authors, and other top publishing professionals, and most of them have been claimed by...