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Mr. Ernie Chiara

Fuse Literary



Website: fuseliterary.com

Blog: ErnieChiara.com

Twitter: erniechiara

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from AudraWinter
May 07, 2021 8:01 pm


FQ: 05/07/21

YA LGBTQ+ Fantasy 109K
from MichaelHertz
May 03, 2021 12:29 pm


This agent received my letter and within 15 minutes rejected the query. Doesn't read carefully.
from Ardenwolfe
Apr 27, 2021 9:43 pm


@K_Hana_Lee Wow. Five offers. Amazing.
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 27, 2021 3:41 pm


FQ: 4/3/21 (shortly after midnight)
Full Request: 4/3/21 (9am)
Offer of rep (!!!) 4/13/21
Wound up going with somebody else (I had 5 offers) but Ernie was my SUPER CLOSE 2nd pick. Hardest choice of my life. Ernie's one of the sweetest and kindest souls I've ever met. I would 150% recommend him to others seeking representation.

Adult Fantasy, 120k
from BL2017
Apr 26, 2021 10:46 pm


EQ: 04/25/21 Sci-fi 74k
ER: 04/26/21 form
from awendel01
Apr 26, 2021 6:48 pm


EQ: 4/25/21
ER: 4/26/21

110k YA. Good turn around even for a form rejection.
from raktinope
Apr 21, 2021 8:27 pm


Edit: thanks @K_Hana_Lee for the info!

2021-04-21 same day rejection, but unsure if it's a form

"Dear raktinope,

I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to pass on TITLE. I was drawn in by your premise and the authenticity in creating a fictional culture inspired by one that's near to your heart, but I'm afraid I just didn't connect with the writing in your opening pages as much as I hoped. This is of course, entirely subjective, but it did lead me to conclude that I would not be the best possible match for this project.

Please know that I'm very grateful for the opportunity to consider your work and wish you nothing but the best in your search for representation."
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 21, 2021 8:10 pm


Hey @raktinope, it's not a form. Ernie likes to personalize where he can :) so he truly did like your premise!
from catmarauder191
Apr 21, 2021 1:47 pm


EQ: 4/21/21
ER: 4/21/21 - 35 minutes after query. That's a record!

98k YA fantasy
from CDCorrigan
Apr 21, 2021 12:09 pm


Queried 4/14/21
Full request same day
Declined with personal feedback 4/20

110k adult fantasy

Really appreciate Ernie's speed and thoroughness. Disappointed because I would have liked to work with him, but can't complain. Would/will query again if I have a project that fits his wish list. Suggest checking his MSWL page as it's very detailed.
from nomsequitur
Apr 21, 2021 10:55 am


FQ: 4/20/21
Full request: 4/21/21

91k adult fantasy
from DutchOrchid
Apr 19, 2021 4:00 pm


Mr. Chiara turned down my manuscript, but I really appreciate that he took the time to respond rather than just leave me hanging.
from virginiafox
Apr 18, 2021 11:03 pm


FQ: 4/18/21
Full Request: 4/18/21 (Two hours later!)

YA fantasy 114K
from SteveP101
Apr 18, 2021 9:23 pm


EQ 04/18/21
ER Same day (form rejection)

Space opera 93k
from Erin_Fulmer
Apr 18, 2021 6:49 pm


EQ 4/18/2021
ER same day
Adult Sci Fi 117k

Thank you for sharing [title] with me, but unfortunately I've decided to pass. I understand how highly subjective publishing can be, so although your project is not right for me, it may be just what another agent is looking for.

Please know that I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to consider your query and opening pages, and wish you nothing but the best as you continue your search for representation.

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