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Mr. Ernie Chiara

Fuse Literary



Website: fuseliterary.com

Blog: ErnieChiara.com

Twitter: erniechiara

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from MeggieSue13
Jun 23, 2022 2:39 pm


Query: 06/22
Form Reject: 06/23
Adult contemporary fantasy 137k
It was a form reject, but the kindest and most thoughtful of the form letter rejections I've got, which I appreciated greatly, in addition to the speed at which I received it.
from helengosselin
Jun 13, 2022 9:40 am


Form query: 6/12/2022
Form rejection: 6/13/2022
Adult LGBTQ+ Fantasy, 189K
from CMacDonoghue
Jun 10, 2022 9:44 pm


4 day form rejection on a form query.
Adult sci fi 87k.
from coleroe
Jun 10, 2022 1:09 pm


FQ: 6/7/22
Form Rejection: 6/10/22

Adult SFF 93k
from roxananourishad
Jun 05, 2022 2:28 pm


form query june 5th

65k ya fantasy
from FunkifyTheWorld
May 24, 2022 3:36 pm


Submitted Query: May 23rd
Rejection Received: May 24th
Adult Urban Fantasy 76K

Form rejection, but polite :)
from JBCampbell
May 22, 2022 7:07 pm


Submitted Query April 28
Rejection Received April 29
Adult Urban Fantasy 92K

Thank you so much for sharing [TITLE] with me, but after careful consideration of your query and opening pages, I'm sorry to say I've decided to pass. I know this isn't the news you were hoping for, and I understand how highly subjective these things can be. But, of course, what's not right for one agent may be exactly what the next one's been looking for.

Finding the right agent match is so important, and I know how daunting the process can seem. But each time you hear that an agent is not the right match means you're one step closer to finding one who is.

I'm truly grateful to have had the opportunity to consider your work, and I wish you nothing but the best as you continue on your path toward finding a great agent match and achieving all your publishing goals.

All my best,

Ernie Chiara
Associate Agent
Fuse Literary
from Welshjac
May 18, 2022 5:33 pm


Query sent 5/5/22
Form rejection 5/7/22

Urban Fantasy 154K
from jdebinski
May 14, 2022 7:35 pm


EQ: 2/23/22.
FR: 2/24/22
Pitch like during #WMPitch event on Twitter 4/29/22. Requeried on 4/29/22 and received a full request same day. Materials sent same day as well.
5/14/22: QM message that my query and manuscript have been forwarded to another agent at the agency who may be a better match.
from Patrick (admin)
May 12, 2022 12:00 pm


@JohnEvans86, Since this agent uses QueryManager for queries, I'm confused by your reference to sending email. How was email involved?
from JohnEvans86
May 12, 2022 11:53 am


Submitted May 10, 2022
Form Rejection May 12, 2022.
Horror 80+k words

I use Streak to monitor my emails and queries, the program alert shows that the query was deleted UNREAD.
from ep3024
May 10, 2022 12:31 pm


Form query: 04/29/2022
Full request: 04/29/2022
Form rejection 05/10/2022: "When I read your query, I was drawn in by your amazing premise and was excited to jump right into your pages. And, while I enjoyed your writing, this stunning world building, and the heart and sincerity with which you brought these characters to life, I'm afraid I didn't fall in love with the narrative of the story as much as I'd hoped I would."
Adult fantasy 123k
Appreciate how fast Mr. Chiara is and will definitely query him with my next manuscript!
from nomsequitur
May 09, 2022 3:53 pm


FQ: 4/20/21
Full request: 4/21/21
ER: 5/23/21; kind personalized rejection. "Thank you for submitting <project>. When I read your query, I was intrigued by your premise and was excited to jump right into your pages. And, while I enjoyed your writing and the way you brought your characters to life, I'm afraid I didn't fall in love with the narrative of the story as much as I'd hoped I would. 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. I’m sorry this is not the news you were hoping to hear, but please know that I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to consider your work and wish you nothing but the best in your search for representation."
Participated in #APIpit during May 2022. Ernie "liked" my pitch. DMed him to ask if he was interested in reading a modest revision despite having previously rejected it; he said yes. Sent materials 5/5/22
ER: 5/9/22; rejected again with another kind note: "Thank you so much for sharing <project> with me again. I was happy to take another look, but I'm sorry to say it's still going to be a pass from me. I understand how highly subjective these things can be. So, while your book might not be right for me, it may be exactly what another agent has been looking for. Finding the right agent match is so important, and I know how daunting the process can seem. But each time you hear that an agent is not the right match means you're one step closer to finding one who is. It means the world that you would agree to give me another chance to check out this project, and I truly wish this was better news, but please know how grateful I am for the opportunity to consider it again. I wish you nothing but the best as you continue your search for that great agent match and look forward to cheering you on at every step of your journey."

95k adult fantasy (originally 91k)
from MKRandolph
May 09, 2022 9:50 am


Query 5/6
Form Rejection: 5/8
A SF 87,000
from jchsyu
May 02, 2022 10:37 pm


Form Query: 05/02/22
(slightly personalized) Form Rejection: 05/02/22 - appreciate the fast turnaround! dang.

epic fantasy, 101K

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