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Mr. Connor Goldsmith

Fuse Literary

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Connor Goldsmith

Fuse Literary

New York, NY
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Cultural/Social Issues
Current Affairs/Politics
Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
True Adventure/Crime
Women's Issues
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Author Comments
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03/22/2022 03:45 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
11/23/2020 02:35 PM
Don't bother.
32 day CNR
04/06/2020 08:59 AM
Pitmad query: March 5, 2020
Nudge with offer of rep: March 18, 2020
Full request: March 18, 2020. Sent immediately
Nudge with decision deadline for April 7: April 6, 2020

95k adult domestic suspense
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Patrick (Admin)
03/01/2020 08:15 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/11/2019 02:19 PM
QM - 11/10/19
ER - 11/11/19 - personalized
Contemporary Fantasy, 93k words

I've interacted with Connor periodically on Twitter for a few years, I've queried him on two other projects, and he gave me permission to query him with this manuscript. I think he'd be a great fit as an agent. Hope he finds the query/pages compelling!
Heh, well, that was fast at least! Not quite the right fit for him. Contemporary / Urban Fantasy's a tough genre right now and he doesn't think he has the vision to blow this one out. Oh well. Hopefully I can find an agent who thinks they can do something with it.
10/13/2019 05:51 PM
Thanks Patrick! Thant explains the rejection I got within a few hours of querying today!
Patrick (Admin)
10/13/2019 01:38 PM
Catsamoa79, He is only taking fiction if it is by referral.
10/13/2019 01:21 PM
Per his tweets last night, he's only open to queries from from people who queried his old inbox and never heard back or from him OR referrals and solicitations. So none of the people who have been waiting months for him to re-open so they could query him qualify.
10/13/2019 11:36 AM
Fuse website states he is looking for adult science fiction and fantasy.
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Patrick (Admin)
10/12/2019 07:55 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Now using QueryManager for queries.
09/13/2019 09:16 PM
EQ: 4/30/2019
CNR 8/29/2019

145k adult fantasy
08/21/2019 07:17 PM
EQ: May 24
Nudge: July 15
CNR: August 21

Fantasy 118,000
08/08/2019 06:53 AM
2019-07-24 - EQ from SFFPit like.
2019-07-26 Nudge with offer of rep.
2019-08-08 No response to nudge with offer; CNR.

SF, 96k
07/25/2019 04:20 AM
Query sent following #DVpit request 13 weeks ago. No response; calling CNR. Life is too short.
07/01/2019 09:39 AM
EQ 7/28/2018
FR 10/5/2018 (sent same day)
Nudge to confirm receipt: 11/12/2018 (received confirmation)

Update: Hit 269 days on the full, this one is a lost cause. CNR 7/1/19
06/11/2019 01:54 PM
It’s been over six weeks since I queried (#DVpit request) and I’ve heard nothing. Should I nudge?
06/06/2019 02:25 PM
EQ 5/03/18
FR 10/04/18 - send 10/7, requested & received confirmation receipt
Apparently all my emails got put in the wrong folder (spam or otherwise). Based on bwchilds also getting a response on an old query, hopefully a few more people stuck in the snafu will also get answers!

Queried at the five-month mark (3/06/2019), and he responded immediately saying that he still has my full, his backlog is enormous, hoping to get to it this month.

On 5/26 I offered him a revision I'd assembled for other purposes. Despite his backlog, he continues to respond promptly & positively to my emails.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/28/2019 09:38 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
05/21/2019 07:25 AM
EQ 25/3/19

adult fantasy 89k
05/21/2019 12:54 AM
EQ: 2/01/2019 (adult fantasy, 105k)
Nudge with offer: 5/06/2019 (deadline for response: 5/15/2019 end-of-day)
CNR: 5/15/2019
I have no idea if Connor even got my query. *shrug* Oh, well -- hopefully transitioning to Query Manager will straighten things out. Good luck, everyone!
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