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Tricia Skinner, Agent

Agent Tri­cia Skin­ner was raised in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the nationally acclaimed Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University and earned her graduate degree from Southern Methodist University. Professionally, she began her writing career as a newspaper reporter and wrote for The Detroit NewsInvestor’s Business DailyMSN, and The Houston Chronicle.

Tricia has 20 years of experience working with the video game industry in various roles, including public relations, industry relations, and writing/editing. She is also a fantasy author (represented by Fuse co-founder Laurie McLean).

Diversity in genre fiction is dear to Tricia’s heart.  As an agent, Tricia wants to represent authors who reflect diversity and cultures in their work. She specializes in Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade. On the personal side, Tricia has a Sebastian Stan and Tom Hiddleston obsession, and she is definitely Team Vader. Her fam­ily includes two Great Danes.

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CLOSED TO NEW UNSOLICITED QUERIES UNTIL JANUARY 2020. 

Submission Guidelines: 

(Updated November 2019)  

I represent adult, young adult and middle grade in these core categories: science fiction, romance, and fantasy. All subgenres in my listed categories are encouraged. I’m currently closed to queries until January 2020.

Inclusive stories provide an incredible sense of joy. I’d like to read more multicultural works. Writers who identify with a marginalized community are strongly encouraged to query.

Unfortunately, the volume of queries I get means most writers will not receive personal feedback, but every query that follows my submission guidelines will receive a response. 

Queries sent to my Fuse email or author email, my author website, or through any social media channel will be deleted without a response.

Do Not Send:

I don’t represent faith-based/religious manuscripts, short story collections, screenplays, poetry, picture books, chapter books, erotica, novellas, or non-fiction. I won’t consider previously published or self-published books.