Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Submissions

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As a literary agent at Fuse Literary Agency I specialize in genre fiction–meaning romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, etc.–as well as children’s middle-grade and young-adult books.

My job, and I love it, is to find super-talented writers with unrealized publishing dreams and help make those dreams come true. I am very selective about taking on new clients since the publishing industry has become so narrow in its focus and harsh in its treatment of debut and midlist authors. Projects from my clients must have stellar world building, characters that leap off the page, pacing that is relentless and a story that entices the reader to take its journey with the characters.

Please note that currently I only consider referral inquiries and submissions from writers I meet at conferences or material I’ve requested at online events. If this is you please email the first 10 pages and a 1-2 page synopsis in the body of your email (no attachments) to querylaurie@fuseliterary.com. I am especially interested in successful traditional authors who want to explore what it means to become a hybrid author.

If I have not invited you to submit your work to me, or you have not been referred to me by someone I know in publishing, please feel free to query other Fuse agents with your submissions according to their areas of representation.

You can find out more about our agents at fuseliterary.com/about-fuse/