Ernie Chiara

Literary Agent

Fuse Literary

Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨BIPOC horror/mystery blends in the vein of @IAmEEAdams' JACKAL. #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL
Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Diverse, inclusive adult literary
✨Literary fiction with speculative elements
✨Upmarket/literary fantasy in the vein of Alix Harrow, V.E. Schwab, or Carlos Ruiz Zafón that explores folklores or mythologies.
Bonus points for stories rooted in multi-generational secrets
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Latine/x voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Marginalized and underrepresented voices in contemporary YA
✨Adult literary fiction steeped in post colonial cultural identity with a touch of the inexplicable
✨BIPOC Mystery with speculative or fantasy elements.
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Magical libraries, magical bookstores, magical book stalls w/ back alley portals to magical worlds. You get the picture.
✨NEVERWHERE or THE CITY WE BECAME set in Boston, where setting is like a character.
✨Original takes on generation ship stories #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Anything that comps Claire North.
✨Fabulist urban spec fic like China Miéville.
✨Africanfuturist SFF that comps Nnedi Okorafor.
✨Fantasy-mystery genre mashups like MAGIC FOR LOVERS or RIVERS OF LONDON #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Fantasy that blows me away with a brand new, entirely unique magic system.
✨Magical martial arts schools.
✨Alt-period historical fantasy from non-western cultures. #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Asian and Asian-American voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Magical HBCUs is an evergreen #MSWL for me.
✨Anything that comps THE MURDERBOT DIARIES by Martha Wells.

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Period alt-London fantasy that comps Peaky Blinders, Harlots, Carnival Row, PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean, or The Nevers.
✨Music-based magic
✨Fantasy with cultural roots like MOON WITCH, SPIDER KING by Marlon James. #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

#MSWL for trans voices in that comp @ryka_aoki's The Light from Uncommon Stars. I'm blown away not just by the voice, but by the originality of the story, the heart, the narrative scope. It's breathtaking. We need more trans joy in SFF. Send them my way.

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Contemporary fantasy steeped in a music scene set during the Motown era or the golden age of Rap with a touch of magic. #BVM
✨LGBTQIA+ voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
✨Spirited Away and everything Studio Ghibli are evergreen #MSWL comps for me.

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

#SF that comps SPACE SWEEPERS, SEVERANCE, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, or WESTWORLD.
✨Time travel stories with strong characters at their heart like 11/22/63 by Stephen King, HERE AND NOW AND THEN by Mike Chen, or KINDRED by Octavia Butler. #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨K-pop group by day, magic-wielding vigilantes by night.
✨Black and BIPOC voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
✨Contemporary fantasy and speculative fiction from a BIPOC perspective.
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Surreal, atmospheric horror that unpacks societal and/or personal traumas
✨Monster reimaginings from BIPOC POVs or steeped in non-western cultural mythologies
✨Body horror, psychological horror, gothic, historical, and/or genre-blended with fantasy or sci-fi. #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Character driven cli-fi or science fantasy based on locales where colonization & socioeconomic disparities have compounded the effects of climate change.
✨Reimaginings of classics from different cultural perspectives
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Dark academia w/ high personal stakes and rich settings
✨Asian-inspired SF/tech-fantasy crossover in the vein of Xiran Jay Zhao.
✨South Asian, SWANA, and Middle Eastern voices in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨Aro-ace rep and meaningful platonic relationships
✨Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror with non-western settings and cultures
✨Anti-colonialist, -caste, -patriarchy, -establishment, etc. with driving plots and strong characters
#MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

✨In the generes I rep, I'd love to see more projects by writers from Black, Indigenous, Latine/x, Asian, AAPI, Middle Eastern, and African communities and their far-reaching diasporas, as well as the LGBTQIA+, trans and nonbinary, and disabled and neurodiverse communities. #MSWL

Ernie Chiara
@erniechiara
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @FuseLiterary ⟡ Seeking underrepresented Adult, YA, and select MG voices in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror ⟡ SFWA ⟡ Founder @TBRstack ⟡ he/him
70 MSWL

I'm just an agent with a #MSWL looking for more BIPOC SFF/H stories in my inbox.