Also, "Fiction: Other" is throwing off my data-collection survey at right. What are you all writing? :)

18 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL My guess is there's a lot of paranormal and fantasy making history. According to your previous post and the word search you did, it would seem so!

Never been a fan of fantasy. You?

Colin said...

I'm one of those who sweats the catagorization, so "other" is a vague catch-all for people with my kind of neurosis. Mental conversations like these plague me:

"I guess it's magical realism with a literary bent. No, that's too complicated.
Maybe 'Adult Urban Fantasy.' Nah, that sounds like Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a porno.
I've got it! 'Other.' It's so simple and irrefutable, it comes out of my mouth like a little prayer!"

Jay Belt said...

I voted other. I write fantasy. And while that may not be in your interests, I do lurk and enjoy your blog.

Agency Gatekeeper said...

I'm actually not opposed to fantasy! I read it all the time when I was younger. It's just that I haven't repped any, so no one sends me any, so I don't rep any... :)

Lindsay said...

Personally, I have an issue with the categorization as well. I might tend to choose "other" when forced to decide whether or not my book is paranormal or not. Tough call and therefore, other wins out. Usually, my query simply states YA Novel, nothing more.

Yat-Yee said...

Middle Grade fiction.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm writing a mg hf novel that correlates with a hf pb I just did. I don't think I've written any "other" yet.

:) said...

YA fairytale fantasy (novel-length and short stories). The novel-length ones include a dragon and a unicorn and a princess (oh, my!)

Off-season Nano vamp novel--on hold ;) Not sure yet if I like it enough to run the marathon with it. But I'll hang onto the opening chapters and see what happens. . .

:)

Slushpile Slut said...

Loving this blog!! I'm writing a YA Historical Fantasy...And no. There's not a single vampire or werewolf in my story!!

ajcastle said...

My last novel was a YA Paranormal (though no vampires, werewolves, angels, demons...). Lately I've been writing a YA...I don't know what, LOL! There is nothing paranormal in it, just the story of two broken teens coming together and healing each other through their shared pain. It's just for fun as I've never written anything non-paranormal before. I am quite enjoying it though!

TrishaL said...

I'd love to know the skew of you YA queries -- paranormal vs. straight YA. Seems like paranormal has taken over-- which is okay . . I'm always up for a good ghost/demon/vampire story.

Anonymous said...

Writing a YA dystopian romance. I hesitate to call it sci- fi, because it's a near future setting, something entirely possible and likely only a few decades away.

Great blog!

Deb Salisbury said...

I write fantasy, too. No vampires, werewolves, elves, or angels.

If we sent you fantasy, would you seriously consider repping it? Or do you feel you don't have the right contacts?

Vicki said...

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy. I know for sure there are demons...but I haven't yet decided if/when/how I'll include other beasties such as werewolves or vampires. I'm somewhat reluctant to, based on the numbers you stated last blog, and yet I think they would fit so well. I'll think about it.

Becca C. said...

Project number one: an unconventional, potentially controversial gay YA novel.
Project number two: a YA novel about fake internet personas.
Project number three: a YA superhero sci-fi trilogy.

emilymurdoch said...

I love your stats and pies and query pile posts. : )

My edgy YA novel, which will be ready for querying on June 1st, I'd call contemporary YA with a supernatural twist.

It's the story of a troubled teen who begins to receive emails from her dead best friend, and in the process, finds herself faced with a choice between worlds/realities.

Here's hoping it passes the gummy bear test!

rissawrites said...

Urban Fantasy. I tend to not check fantasy because that category makes me think more of Lord of The Rings type fantasy.

Ruth Donnelly said...

Middle grade paranormal.