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Ms. Laurie McLean

Fuse Literary

San Francisco, CA



Website: fuseliterary.com

Blog: agentsavant.com

Twitter: agentsavant

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from Zippa6
Mar 22, 2022 3:44 pm


Please be aware:

My former agent worked at Fuse Literary. When she made the decision to leave agenting, Gordon and Laurie (the heads of the agency) informed her clients that the agency would not necessarily keep us on. We waited three weeks to hear back, with no communication about our work from the agency. Most of us were dropped with a copy-paste impersonal letter with no references. More information here: https://twitter.com/tajmccoywrites/status/1504573954333323265?s=20&t=MvJDBZlpAWxSziZ7YgikJA
from ThatGuy1965
Dec 28, 2021 4:40 pm


Aug. 9, 2021: EQ
Dec. 28, 2021: ER (form)

81K mystery
from Sagesoul
Dec 28, 2021 2:44 pm


7/26/21 FQ
9/27/21 CNR per her timeline
12/27/21 Form R

51K MG literary mystery
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 02, 2021 10:19 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from writingbubbly
Aug 28, 2021 2:14 pm


FQ: 5/20/2021
CNR: 8/18/2021 (consider pass after 9-12 weeks)
QR: 8/28/2021
MG Fantasy 50K
from engstromdd
Aug 19, 2021 6:32 pm


SFF is not listed on her QT genres, but her PM Marketplace page lists SFF as a genre she accepts, and she has 19 SFF deals listed on her PM Dealmaker pages, including one as Aug 10, 2021.

*Edit* If you dig deep enough in her agency description she does say she's accepting a very restricted list of genres at this time.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 13, 2021 5:21 pm


Hi engstromdd,
Her genre list is based on the genres she includes on her QueryManager form.
from jcbbrsmith
Jun 08, 2021 10:24 am


FQ: 6/8/21
mystery 80k
from Venusdemiles
May 05, 2021 5:20 pm


MG/YA Fantasy 11/3 eq
1/11/21 ER...not so nice form letter
from Mullover
Mar 21, 2021 8:26 am


Rejected within a few days with the following comments (Suspense/Women's fiction):

"I am very selective about taking on new clients. Projects from my clients must have stellar world building, characters that leap off the page, pacing that is relentless, and a story that entices the reader to take its journey with the characters. I know that’s a tall order, but if your writing is lacking in any of those areas, I’ll pass on it."
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 20, 2021 7:47 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Mossie
Jan 11, 2021 5:54 pm


EQ: 9th Nov 2020
ER: 12th Jan 2021

Adult fantasy murder mystery 80k
from BL2017
Jan 10, 2021 3:07 pm


EQ: 11/22/20 Sci-fi 74k
ER: 01/10/21 form
from jaymeinman
Jan 09, 2021 12:47 pm


Form Q: 9/28/20
Rejected: 1/9/21

YA Sci-fi 83K
from JohnnyRotten
Jan 04, 2021 4:11 pm


EQ: 9/13/2020
CNR: 12/22/2020
ER: 1/4/2021 Polite form rejection

Sci-fi, 89K

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