STATUS: I'm still buried under a ton of emails and whatnot as I try and catch up post BEA and New York. I have high hopes of resuming Fridays With Kristin next week!
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? DRIVE ALL NIGHT by Need To Breathe
Because every SF&F editor I talked to said they were open to seeing it. Which made me extra sad when I saw the six-figure deal on Publishers Lunch for an epic fantasy by an author we offered rep to.
Sigh. But can't win them all.
Then on Monday I spotted the "major" deal for a YA fantasy I offered rep to as well. ARRRGGGHHHH!
Paper cut with lemon poured on it!
Hey, at least I know my gut instinct is still working.
But back to fantasy. If you are working on an urban fantasy, you might be out of luck. Every SF&F editor I chatted with while in New York was being inundated by urban fantasy submissions and with some rare exceptions, were not buying them.
In good news, SF&F editors were being leery about looking at science fiction stuff and now that is turning. They mentioned actively looking for it now and since I just put an SF on submission, I'm thrilled with the reception it's getting.