Fuse Literary’s Short Fuse Publishing Adds TEEN FUSE Imprint for Children’s Books

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SAN FRANCISCO - June 25, 2015 - PRLog -- SAN FRANCISCO—Fuse Literary’s Short Fuse Publishing program will now offer a middle grade and young adult imprint for children’s books called TEEN FUSE. Teen Fuse grew out of Fuse Literary’s recent acquisition of three-year-old children’s book publisher Ambush Books, as well as its own fiction and nonfiction for children ages 9-18. Launch titles for the imprint will feature both rights-reverted backlist and previously unpublished works.

Award-winning author Douglas Rees is pleased that his four historical novels have found new life at the innovative hybrid publisher.

“There’s an idea in the collective intelligence of publishing that teens won’t read historical fiction no matter how good it is. This seems odd given that the historical fiction genre is on a roll at every other age level. I’m hopeful that Teen Fuse will work to find the teen audience for stories that use the past to illuminate the present, as the best historical novels have always done. I believe teens, like everyone else, yearn for that kind of illumination. The historical fiction equivalent of The Hunger Games is going to be written, or has been written and is looking for its audience. Hopefully, Teen Fuse will be the house that brings them together,” Rees said.

Fuse Literary co-founder Gordon Warnock heads up Short Fuse Publishing and Teen Fuse.

“Since day one, Fuse and SFP have been all about taking absolutes and disproving them. We pride ourselves in finding ways to make the difficult or the unusual not only work, but thrive,” Warnock said. “We actually love seeing pessimism in publishing. People are fond of saying certain things simply won’t happen. We see that as opportunity, room for growth.”

The first four Teen Fuse titles, all by Douglas Rees, include: Lightning Time, which details the pre-Civil War activities of the notorious John Brown; Smoking Mirror, about the young native boy who assists Paul Gaugin in Polynesia; The Janus Gate, the story behind John Singer Sargent’s infamous painting; and the brand new Gideon’s War about the Spanish American War in Cuba as seen through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old boy in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders.

About Short Fuse Publishing

Short Fuse Publishing is a digital-first provider of groundbreaking fiction and nonfiction across many genres. A division of Fuse Literary, Short Fuse Publishing boldly provides an outlet for creative works that traditional publishers would never touch, giving voice to new kinds of writing. Our curators are literary agents whose clients seek publication of their short stories, novellas, flash fiction, poetry, short nonfiction, multimedia, novel-length fiction and nonfiction, and more.

Submissions: Short Fuse Publishing accepts submissions from agents and traditionally published authors. Send your query and first 10 pages to: shortfuse@fuseliterary.com.

About Fuse Literary

Fuse Literary is a hybrid literary agency with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, which blends the knowledge and skills of traditional publishing with the brash new opportunities engendered by digital publishing, self-publishing, ebooks, and technology. Partners Laurie McLean and Gordon Warnock are joined at Fuse by agents Emily Keyes, Connor Goldsmith, Michelle Richter, Sara Sciuto and Jennifer Chen Tran. Visit the website, http://fuseliterary.com for more information. Or follow us on Twitter @FuseLiterary.


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