Emily S. Keyes

Emily S. Keyes

Fuse Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

Emily S. Keyes joined Fuse Literary in 2013 after working as an agent at the L. Perkins Agency for 2 years. Before entering the world of agenting, she worked in the contracts department of Simon & Schuster, Inc and graduated from New York University’s Center for Publishing. She uses her knowledge of contracts, copyright and the publishing business to benefit her clients and the Fuse team.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to queryemily@fuseliterary.com

Please send query letter and the first 10 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of an email to queryemily@fuseliterary.com. No attachments.


Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Humor, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Humor, Pop Culture

Favorite sub-genres:
I’d like the next…

In young adult I am still really looking for a fun, fresh non-western fantasy (maybe a desert or a jungle, come on, guys!). I would love more books about family relationships (complicated sibling relationships, dealing with parents) in contemporary YA, with a particular interest in mental illness or non-neurotypical characters. I have a lot of serious and sad stories so I’d love to see some smart, humorous voices as well.

In middle grade, I always want STEAM and sports for girls. I love stories about friendship breakups. I also would really like a survival story.

I would also really like to see more non-fiction stories in both middle grade and young adult with fresh voices and unique topics.

See more details at my tumblr here.


My favorites include…

TV Shows: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Brooklyn 99, Scientology: the Aftermath, Grace & Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, Buffy, Xena, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, all the nerdy stuff.

Movies: Lilo & Stitch, Inside Out, Wonder Woman, Black Panther (I already know), the Big Sick, Stranger than Fiction, Bridesmaids, Megamind.

Comics: Current faves are Ms. Marvel, Hellcat, and Squirrel Girl.

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