Dr. Uwe Stender
College YA is another area that has been brought up in my informal polling, @ReadWriteandMe also mentioned it. I wish that publishers were more open to it, but if you send me a great one, we may make it happen saleswise. My next #MSWL: College YA.
Looking for authentic k-pop inspired fiction. To my shame that would not have occurred to me at all, but it makes complete sense. K-pop is HUGELY popular ALL over the world, so logically teens want to read authentic k-pop inspired fiction. Send it to me. #MSWL.
Belle Ellrich | 16 | Sandwolf 🐺🌿 @bookingbelle@UweStenderPhD Another thing: Kpop and manga. They're becoming more and more popular, and I know *I'd* love to see more YA based on topics/genres similar to those. I have a lot of friends who'd read those too (McKenna, I'm looking at you since you love BTS so much).
Adiba Jaigirdar @adiba_j@UweStenderPhD My 15-year-old sister (and all her friends) is obsessed with k-pop, k-dramas and mangas. I feel like if she ever found the YA book equivalent of any of these things, she would devour them whole.
That is now my #MSWL.
Sarah J. Sover @SarahJSover@UweStenderPhD Thank you for these! Will an agent who signs an author for a novel sometimes be willing to handle the sub-rights of a previous novel that was published with a small pub?
Arie Veira @arieXeira@UweStenderPhD How much does a (lack of) publishing history matter? Novelists who don't write short fiction or poetry are hard pressed to do the slow-small-steady build towards publishing. Does a strong MS trump a zero pub history?
Yes, 100% for me.
J.Lee Dodson is Writing His First Novel @JLeeDodson@UweStenderPhD I'm currently working on my first MG fantasy novel. I would like to begin work on a new book, however, I'm torn between a new MG novel or a YA horror novel. Questions are: Should I invest in a new MG( back pocket MS) or try another genre? Do you see horror making a comeback?
My advice might not be helpful to you, but I will tell you what I tell my clients: "write what you are compelled to write, don't write for trends."
HL Hinkle🍳 @TheComingOfGose@UweStenderPhD Hi! What's your typical request rate (per 1000 queries received, say)? Are you super selective up front or do you roll the dice a lot?
I am very selective, but...good question! I don't keep stats, but my gut feeling....Hmmm, I may request somewhere between 15 to 50 manuscripts per thousand queries.
21timetraveler @21timetraveler@UweStenderPhD Why might an agent request a partial instead of a full?
I don't know. You're asking the wrong person. If *I* am interested in something, I request the full. Maybe it comes from the time when there was no email to avoid printing and receiving all the paper?!? It's email, if I like it, I read on, if I don't, I pass, why not the full?!?
Jamir @jjexists@UweStenderPhD Hello! My full YA contemporary manuscripts tend to be kind of slim. (Around 40-50k). Is this an ok word count to send an agent for possible representation?
I guess it all depends on how great the writing, the plot, the story is. However, it DOES seem a bit short to me. Try, and see what happens.
These are dark times. So for distraction & entertainment I need suspense to lose myself in, or stories that make me laugh and feel. So give me loads of suspense for mysteries, and rom coms with a twist for Women's Fiction, YA and MG. #MSWL
I'd love to see more contemporary YA and MG that makes me laugh, including, but not exclusively, rom-coms. Additionally, I would love retellings where the story is told with the former antagonist becoming the protagonist. #MSWL