Jennifer Chen Tran

Jennifer Chen Tran

Fuse Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

I acquire both fiction and non-fiction.

I’m specifically looking for page-turning and plot-driven literary fiction, commercial fiction, upmarket fiction, mature Young Adult, New Adult that is not formulaic, memoir, graphic novels, narrative non-fiction, and commercial non-fiction (in the areas of current affairs, medicine, entrepreneurship, history, pop-culture, psychology, and social justice). I love stories that are compelling and reveal something new.  A distinct narrative voice is a must. A big plus for any stories that deal with “otherness” and for authors who are not afraid to take emotional risks in their work. Thanks in advance for sending any queries my way!

Submission Guidelines

For fiction, send the first twenty pages (copy and pasted into e-mail, no attachments) and a query letter. For non-fiction, submit your non-fiction proposal and query letter.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Historical, Literary, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Journalism, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology

Favorite sub-genres:
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My favorites include…

The Unwanted by Kien Nguyen, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, and Word Freak by Stefan Fastis.

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