Our Team

Michelle Richter, 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 worked on upmarket,commercial, and 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).

Her clients include Kellye Garrett, the Anthony-, Agatha-, Lefty-, and IPPY Award-winning author of HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE and HOLLYWOOD ENDING.

Michelle is seeking:
-suspense
-mystery
-psychological thrillers
-women’s fiction
-YA mystery/thriller
-select historical fiction

She’s eager to find mystery/thriller/suspense with lead characters who are LGBTQ or people of color. Underrepresented voices and #ownvoices in fiction always welcome. For historical fiction, she tends to prefer time periods from mid 19th century to mid 20th century, not including World War II. She loves unreliable narrators, stories of family secrets, friendships, and sibling relationships. Her favorite writers include Celeste Ng, Ruth Ware, Sara Blaedel, Laura Lippman, and Tana French.

Michelle does not represent:
-science fiction/fantasy
-spiritual/inspirational/faith-based fiction or nonfiction
-erotica
-children’s books
-memoir

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 at querymichelle@fuseliterary.com, 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.

Michelle will be closed to queries for the month of December, 2019.