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#1 JeffJustWrites

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

I'm writing a dark fantasy/horror novel. It has mature language and graphic scenes (almost NO sex, but it's bloody as hell!). The MC I envision as (comparatively, to us mortals anyway) in his mid 20s or so...people say it should be YA, but I don't feel this way.

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#2 Sassalota

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:24 PM

I'm confused about your question. If he's 20, you can call it New Adult....and that's sounds fine.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

He's 201 so, I guess? 20ish, comparatively

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:37 PM

I concur - that's not YA. The YA age range is 13 to 18. I'm sort of in the same boat. The protagonist in my novel is 22. It's technically "adult" fiction, but I like the "New Adult" sticker better. It gives a narrow audience. But, I've heard (from agents that I stalk follow on twitter) that the NA market is waning. I'm not an expert in the field, though. But, I like the narrow markets because it narrows the massive "adult" genre into categories. 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:44 PM

I also think it depends how you want to publish it. I self publish and I change my categories like once a day if it would rate higher in something else. There really is no black and white science to this.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Yeah...black and white genre is not. 



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

I concur - that's not YA. The YA age range is 13 to 18. I'm sort of in the same boat. The protagonist in my novel is 22. It's technically "adult" fiction, but I like the "New Adult" sticker better. It gives a narrow audience. But, I've heard (from agents that I stalk follow on twitter) that the NA market is waning. I'm not an expert in the field, though. But, I like the narrow markets because it narrows the massive "adult" genre into categories.


Exactly my thoughts! I wanted to write for an audience my own age (mid-20s-30) who like genre fiction. I see NA as a flexible demographic. Plus, if NA is 17/18-up, the film adaptations can be rated R no problem haha

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

He's 201 so, I guess? 20ish, comparatively

Haha. This was so good, i had to quote it!






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