Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Tricia Skinner of Fuse Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
About Tricia: Tricia is an writer herself, author of the Angel Assassins trilogy and is represented by her fellow Fuse agent, Laurie McLean. Tricia is an assistant agent with McLean and she is also a project manager for Short Fuse Publishing. Tricia started writing as a business reporter for several publications, including The Houston Chronicle, MSN, and Investor's Business Daily, before transitioning into media relations and then game industry relations.
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She (and Laurie McLean) is seeking: Until further notice, they are only soliciting new romance clients for their team. For all other genres, Laurie and Tricia are closed to new submissions unless met at conferences or online events.
How to submit: email your 300-word-or-less romance query letter followed by the first 10 pages of chapter one (no prologues) in the body of your email (no attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their response time is 2-4 months on average, but could be longer if they're deluged.
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- July 22, 2017: Tennessee Writers Workshop (Nashville, TN)
- Aug. 18–20, 2017: Writer's Digest Conference (New York, NY)
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