Since I'm pretty much almost to the query stage, I've started to worry about the usual thing: how overdone is my idea? Or, I guess in my case, the creatures in my idea.
The main characters in HALF-BREEDS AND OTHER LIABILITIES consist of a half-demon (later AntiChrist), a half-angel (Later Vessel of Michael) and a psychic (Later Vessel of Lilith). It also includes a lot of creatures from different folklores and mythologies besides vampires and werewolves such as kitsune, Odin's raven's (Specifically Munnin), succubi and incubi, different species of the fae (like Jenny Greenteeth), Valkryies, strigoi, black dogs, etc. etc. Most of the time I want to add a creature in there, I'll pick something out of random and "modernize" them a bit and twist the creature so it can survive in modern day Chicago.
But I hear things about how creatures are overdone, and I've heard some people say they don't want any more angel/demon stories.
I wouldn't say HALF-BREEDS is an angel/demon story more than an Apocalyptic story about a demon, half-angel, and psychic trying to find their places in the world and who they fight for but at first glance maybe it would still seem that way?
Do you think if an agent saw the word "demon" in a query (hypothetically, let's say it was a good query otherwise) they'd hit reject because of that word?
Are demons still sellable these days? I've been looking online and I can't find anything.