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

✨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
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

#MSWL for trans voices in speculative #A or #YA that comps @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

Hey, everyone! I've gotten a lot of questions about opening to queries, so it seems a lot of you have things you'd like to send my way!

I'm open to queries from now through the end of November. Send me your #F and #SF in #A & #YA. and check my #MSWL at erniechiara.com/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 Asian or Asian American Sci-Fi, anything that comps SPACE SWEEPERS (Netflix)

⟡ Adult or YA Sci-Fi with LGBTQIA+ characters from writers who share their characters' marginalizations

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 #A or #YA #F fantasy for #BVM with BIPOC characters facing magic in contemporary settings like Lovecraft Country or The City We Became.

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 traditionally underrepresented voices in #A or #YA #F & #SF that center BIPOC w/ an emphasis on intersectionality, and stories rooted in culture & identity.

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

⟡ In Adult: Magical libraries, magical bookstores, magical book stalls w/ back alley portals to magical worlds. You get the picture.

#A Adult #F #SF #MR set in Boston or an alternate-Boston. Give me a Boston version of THE CITY WE BECAME, UN LUN DUN, or NEVERWHERE.

#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

⟡ Urban Fantasy-Mystery like MAGIC FOR LOVERS or RIVERS OF LONDON, but not like THE DRESDEN FILES--no werewolves or vampires please.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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

⟡ Afrofuturist Fantasy, Africanfuturist SF, or any BIPOC SF/F story with BIPOC characters. Send me everything that comps Nnedi Okorafor or N.K. Jemisin.

⟡ Literary or Upmarket Magical Realism like Carlos Ruiz Zafón's THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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

⟡ Historical fantasy like JONATHAN STRANGE but from a different culture.

⟡ Anything that comps Claire North.

⟡ Fabulist Urban Spec Fic like China Miéville's PERDITO STREET STATION.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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 magical system.

⟡ IP MAN meets THE MAGICIANS with magic martial arts schools or clans instead of a magic university.

⟡ Mars rovers meets Battlebots (thanks, @MichaelMammay).

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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 comps Peaky Blinders or Harlots or both.

⟡ Fantasy with cultural roots like BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF by Marlon James.

⟡ Adult Asian-based or Asian-American fantasy.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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

⟡ Time travel stories with strong characters at their heart, think 11/22/63 by Stephen King or KINDRED by Octavia Butler.

⟡ Black version of UTOPIA AVENUE featuring Magical Realism in Motown or the golden age of Rap.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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 'one room'–style mystery set in the future, where near-ageless conniving matriarch is the prime suspect in deaths of all her adult offspring. Like Speculative KNIVES OUT flipped on its head.

⟡ LGBTQIA+ Adult Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR

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

⟡ Rescue mission from poor/dying Earth upward through each distinct orbiting level of society to the uppermost/richest hardest-to-penetrate level. Think race/gender-flipped SENLIN ASCENDS meets Altered Carbon S1.

#MSWL #A #F #SF #MR