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Ms. Emily Keyes

Fuse Literary

Riverdale, NY 10471



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Website: fuseliterary.com

Blog: esckeyes.tumblr.com

Twitter: esc_key

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from AletheaStauron
Oct 12, 2018 1:51 pm


Sent Emily a query 10/09
Waiting on reply for 145k suspense, thriller, sci-fi.

While I wait, and I encourage y'all to do the same, get the mailing list together for pre-launching. Update your blogs, twitter, face-pages, and other social media memberships you're a part of. Maybe even become members with the slant of your author status. Clean your profiles of unwanted advertisements and do some networking with those you're linked to. Not pushy but letting people know you exist and are a positive individual. Make it easy on your future agent, will ya? Set-up your website or do your research for what website provider you'll use and supplies you'll need to accommodate visitors. Maybe some merchandise designs from your links of networking communities. Myself, my brother, and daughters happen to be well established sought after artist, and graphic artists. I got lucky. Start marketing initiatives and pre-launch ideas for success.
You see, the thing is that agents know the business, but they can't do ALL the heavy lifting. Your books are, and will only be, as good as your continuing effort. Here's a tidbit for you guys. Fifty Shades of Grey was a self-published novel based on a fan fiction dialog for Twilight lovers. The writing was poor, BUT... the fan base was already there. She had done her marketing and became a success. She was an Indie author, y'all.
from nightowlwriter
Oct 08, 2018 5:31 pm


I sent a query on July 8 and nudged on October 8 to withdraw my query due to a R&R I received. She responded very promptly and apologized for being so behind in her queries so don't give up on a response if you haven't heard back from her yet! :)
from bfriskey
Oct 06, 2018 11:48 pm


EQ- 8/3/18 YA Fantasy 67,000 words
CNR 10/6/18
from amloken
Oct 05, 2018 10:07 pm


EQ: 06/04/18
Nudge with info regarding significant revision that reduced ms from 120K to 102K 09/04/18
Request for first 5 chapters 4/25/18

YA Fantasy 102K
from ergotcake
Oct 01, 2018 8:38 pm


EQ: 8/20/18
CNR:10/1/18
MG Mystery 44k
from askjudyww
Sep 21, 2018 2:58 pm


27k MG Historical
EQ: 9/06
ER: 9/21 (Form Letter)
from abreitwrite
Sep 19, 2018 12:36 pm


EQ: 8/2/18

YA Fantasy, 94k
from Mldtay
Sep 14, 2018 2:45 pm


EQ: 8/15/18 YA Fantasy 96k
ER: 9/4/18

Very nice personal rejection.
from jessoterick
Sep 04, 2018 9:08 pm


EQ - 8/3/18 YA Fantasy 94k
PR - 8/3/18
9/4 Personalized rejection w/request for my next project.

There were special circumstances here. I saw on her mswl and twitter what she was looking for, realized that my current MS perhaps fit one half of what she was after that my current WIP met the other. I personalized my query and left her a tweet and she responded almost immediately. She's not dead set on the current MS but did request a partial anyway. When I get her next response I'll let y'all know how it goes. She's very kind and enthusiastic.
from DLSproule
Sep 04, 2018 1:47 pm


EQ: 9/4

142K Epic post-holocaust adventure
from karambelas
Aug 30, 2018 11:33 am


EQ: 4/29
ER: 8/21
NA contemporary

Thank you for your patience while I considered your submission. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to review your work. Unfortunately, it is not right for my list. I held onto it because I was intrigued by the concept but ultimately I didn't fall in love with the opening pages. However, I wish you the best luck in your search for the right agent (and hope to see you in print soon).
from horrorchix89
Aug 26, 2018 2:05 am


EQ: 8.26

YA Science Fantasy
from chibichibi
Aug 21, 2018 4:01 pm


This is the thing about her form reject: If she holds onto queries because she's "intrigued", but then already knows if it's not an immediate yes then she's not going to offer - why bother to hold on to it?
from worddance
Jul 21, 2018 11:34 pm


EQ: 7/21/18

YA Fantasy, 79,000
from aalogan
Jul 18, 2018 10:10 pm


EQ 7/18/18: MG Contemporary Fantasy 39K

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