Michelle Richter

Fuse Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am a huge fan of mystery/thriller/suspense and am eager to find crime fiction with a fresh voice. BIPOC, LGBTQ, disabled writers and main characters especially welcome. I love domestic and psychological suspense, police procedurals, and twisty stand-alone thrillers, whether adult or YA. Unreliable narrators are a favorite. Researched true crime is welcome. Since 2018, multiple projects I’ve represented have won or been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, Lefty, Macavity, Mary Higgins Clark Award, and Strand Critics Award, among others. I loved recent books by Alyssa Cole, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, S.A. Cosby, Attica Locke, Andrea Bartz, and Halley Sutton.

I also love book club fiction and women’s fiction–stories of family secrets, friendships, and sibling relationships in particular–like the work of Kiley Reid, Celeste Ng, Colson Whitehead, Emma Straub, Ann Patchett. For nonfiction, I’m looking for a new take on a winning concept, with a strong combination of platform, credentials, and research/legwork that gives you authority on your topic. No memoir please.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to http://queryme.online/MichelleRichter

To query Michelle, please submit your query letter, a 1-2 page plot synopsis, and the first twenty pages of your manuscript through Query Manager at http://queryme.online/MichelleRichter.

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