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About Louise Fury

Louise Fury represents adult and young adult fiction, including suspense/thrillers, romance, and select nonfiction, as well as novels with a graphic element or illustrations. A native South African, I now live in New York City and travel to Cape Town every year, where I spend time educating South African writers, meeting with international publishers and distributing books. Before agenting, I worked in marketing and advertising for both the consumer markets and publishing. Prior to joining The Bent Agency, I worked as a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency. I represent numerous New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors and encourage my authors to have one foot in traditional print publishing and the other in the digital arena. I am a huge advocate of utilizing secondary rights—I have sold film/TV, audio and foreign rights for my clients. I believe in staying ahead of the pack by embracing change, not just adapting to it. I'm looking for writers with a unique voice and an unforgettable story. In young adult, I look for manuscripts that are written with an unforgettable voice—this can be deep, dark and gritty or literary, lyrical and emotional. My wish list includes novels with a unique structure or format and books with multiplatform possibilities. I’m also looking for smart romantic comedy. For nonfiction I’m particularly interested in pop culture, cookbooks, true crime, humor, pop science and sports.

It’s time for our monthly interview with a member of Team Bent!  Up this month, the fabulous Louise Fury… How did you get into agenting? In 2004 I married a journalist who wanted to write a book. We spent ages … Continue reading

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While I work remotely and visit family, publishers and authors in South Africa, I can reveal some more exciting deal news back in America! I’m thrilled to announce that Lisa Renee Jones has again sold to Micki Nuding at Gallery. … Continue reading

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A lot of writers tell me they often don’t know what authors and editors want out of them at conferences. Is there a right way or a wrong way to do things at a conference? How prepared should they be? … Continue reading

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Thank you to everyone who entered #pitchFURY. There were so many amazing pitches and after a week of reading and rereading, I have picked my top 10 pitches (+ an extra 4) and have replied to their comments with a … Continue reading

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I see a lot of #tenqueries on twitter where agents tweet the queries as they reject them. Now I understand that these might be useful to writers, but here at The Bent Agency we tend to focus more on what … Continue reading

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Aspiring authors frequently approach me asking for tips and hints on how to break into the publishing world. I’ve answered these questions many different times in many different ways, and at many different conferences. Now, I can give advice about the industry, but I … Continue reading

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Exciting news. TBA author Shawn Fury’s new nonfiction sports proposal sold to Bob Miller at Flatiron Books, the new imprint at Macmillan. Shawn’s book examines the most important play in basketball and its impact on the game. Here is the … Continue reading

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