Emily S. Keyes 😷

Literary Agent

Fuse Literary

Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Someone just submitted a political thriller to me as a middle grade. QueryManager won't let you submit political thrillers to me since I don't rep them. Just a #querytip, don't do this. Agents rep sections of the industry they know. I would be a terrible agent for this project.

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I know writing a query isn't fun but I really need you to write one. When you send me 10 pages with just "Hope it makes you smile!", I don't know what I'm looking at or what set of expectations to put on the pages. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

FYI. I am so behind on submissions so I intend to close to queries tomorrow. #amquerying #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

"Magical realism" and "fantasy" are not the same thing. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

If your book is already self-published, considering querying a new novel instead. I know some writers thing agents are dismissive of self-published works. It is because we have all tried to sell some we LOVED only to be told sales needed to be in tens of thousands. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

If you're querying, your MS should be done. Finished, polished, revised and ready to send. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

If you think your MS fits one of my #MSWL tweets, please do put that in the subject. But don’t say it was requested by me. That means I met you and asked you to send it. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Replying to the oldest queries right now (since I read some complaints on QueryTracker, NM). And one of them says it's an "exclusive" query. I'm like, "Why did you do that to yourself? Don't you know how slow I am?" Don't exclusively query one agent! Query widely! #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

I don't really need to know all the personal details that led you to decide to write a book. What's it about? Why do I want to read it? #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Here's what we agreed in the @FuseLiterary staff meeting. Pitching on Twitter? No. Other social media? No. Querying personal emails? No. BE PROFESSIONAL. Every agent tells you EXACTLY how to contact them on their webpage. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Why is it always the people with the WORST queries who reply back to a form rejection, annoyed? #querytip don't do this.

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

#querytip: NO. "Its genre is action-adventure, suspense/thriller, a platonic romance, and a little science fiction." I don't know any store that has that section.

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips
Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

If you were referred to me by someone I work with (author/agent/editor) you should be able to tell me WHO THAT PERSON IS. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

If your novel isn't finished I don't want to see a query for it. ... especially if it's military fiction which I don't do anyway. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Your comps shouldn't be old enough to be in the public domain. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

Don't add me to your evite list. I don't care about your bachelorette party plans. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

#QueryTip Maybe don't call your email a "pre-submission" and address it "dear Sirs".

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

"Dear Friend." You must be confusing me with someone else. I am not friendly. #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Emily lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an agent at Fuse Literary, @FuseLiterary . Chronic illness, mental health, melanoma. Looks taller on Twitter. She/her
75 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

It's difficult for me to reply to queries written in a language other than English. #querytip