New Literary Agent Alert: Jen Karsbaek of Fuse Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jen Karsbaek of Fuse Literary; the agency was formerly named Foreword Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.





About Jen: “Jen Karsbaek joined first Larsen Pomada Literary Agency, then Fuse Literary Agency in 2013, but has been immersed in the book world since 2008, when she founded the influential blog Devourer of Books. In addition to book reviews, during her time blogging Jen has hosted a literary podcast, an online book club, and a popular annual event celebrating audiobooks. Jen is also a freelance writer and reviewer.”

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She is seeking: “Jen is aggressively looking to build her list with women’s fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, historical fiction, and literary fiction. She looks for books with particularly well-developed characters and strong authorial voice. In historical in particular she is interested in books that bring the setting to life and maintain balance between historical accuracy and strong plot choices. She is also interested in mystery, fantasy, and occasionally romance approaches to any of the genres listed above.”

How to submit: “To query Jen, please email your 1-2 page plot synopsis, followed by the first 10 pages of a completed manuscript to: queryjen [at] [NOTE THAT THIS EMAIL HAS BEEN UPDATED]. All information must be in the body of the e-mail, no attachments will be accepted.”

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