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Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 21

@FuseLiterary anyone accepting YA historical #askfuse

.@vanessaepeay Most of our YA agents entertain historical submissions unless otherwise stated. More here: https://t.co/j86TraMb7W #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 21

@FuseLiterary Are there any Fuse agents who accept YA query submissions? #AskFuse

.@tanyacontois Yes. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 21

What are your favorite resources for manuscript word counts? #AskFuse

.@MegLaTorre For word counts, I'd have to point to our scout @DevourerofBooks & her great post on our blog: https://t.co/tqyZN6n0Il #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 14

#AskFuse What is good execution in kidlit?

.@KnightAuthor Engaging the reader. None of the details matter if you can't get the reader's attention. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 14

What is the most common plotting error you see in submissions? #AskFuse

.@KernsLauri Tough to pick one, but an umbrella answer would be not starting the story in the right place. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 14

#AskFuse How much rewriting does a book typically go thru before publication?

.@KnightAuthor As much as needed. It varies, but one client estimated her 90k-word book had 10k words from the first rough draft. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Oct 14

@FuseLiterary #AskFuse I've seen a lot of stuff lately about checking in with an agent. Should one check in or no? What's your thoughts?

.@Coffee_Is_love Check their guidelines first. Some are "no response means no," and many give expected response times. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 23

If one agent turns it down, is it bad form to query another agent in that same agency if he/she is looking for what you have? #AskFuse

.@Cmiller61408 Usually yes, but we don't have that restriction, for example. Check the agency's guidelines to make sure. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 23

#askfuse Do agents reconsider when authors re-query after making changes? Or do most agents ignore subsequent queries from those rejected?

.@trm5507 You usually get one chance unless the agent invited you to resubmit, so only sub when you know it's ready. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 23

Once you have an offer for your book can you approach an agent you'd like to be repp'd by and what r the odds of a yes #AskFuse

.@Everywoman98 You can, but it depends upon the offer. I highly recommend letting an agent pitch your book instead. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 23

Are CPs and Beta readers good enough for MS revisions/crtqs? Or should one hire an editor prior to querying? #AskFuse

.@TheDawnHusted That all depends upon the CP/beta(s). Often times yes, but it's case by case. More eyes are usually better. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 9

If I sent out partials/fulls to agents met at a conference, but I got outside feedback that strengthened my MS, do I resend? #askfuse

.@NWilson31 You can check in, but note that sending your work out before it was revised may reflect poorly on you. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 9

I've had a agents refer me to other agents. I sent them with the subject "Query (referral)" and haven't hear back. Should I nudge? #askfuse

.@neicolec Once that agent's stated response time has passed, yes. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 9

@FuseLiterary An #askFuse follow-up question, if it's ok: Does branching out require one to stay close to the original genre?

.@rainforestgardn Ideally. Providing a logical progression makes it easiest for your audience to follow you. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 9

If you want to write your first book when is the best time to look for a #LiteraryAgent ? Idea, proposal, ms? #askfuse @FuseLiterary

.@mistiyang For nonfiction, when you have a finished proposal. For fiction, when you have a finished manuscript. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 9

Do you have any advice for querying authors who write in two genres? #askFUSE

.@rainforestgardn Either first establish one & then branch out, or use a pen name if you're up to establishing two separate lines. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 2

@FuseLiterary It's so hard to tell if silence from queries means a flaw in the query or the book. What's your take on this? #AskFuse

.@clairewriter11 That's why revision, beta, & analysis are important. They rarely tell you 100%, but they help. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 2

What are the advantages & disadvantages of having an agent w/a LOT of clients? #AskFuse

.@FinkHernandez That varies, but broadly, it can be (but isn't always) experience vs. time. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 2

#AskFuse Is there a higher demand for middle grade fiction as opposed to YA?

.@stevecrosswords Not necessarily. #AskFuse

Fuse Literary @FuseLiterary · Sep 2

#AskFuse When is the busiest time of the year for agents and how does this typically impact response times?

.@FinkHernandez It depends upon the agent. Usually the fall and spring are busiest, but there's always work to do. #AskFuse