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#1 newb


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

I've noticed a lot of query's come through AQ with NA on it.


Is NA a safe thing to show on a query (that's not romance?) and would the agents balk at this? Or would it be better to play it safe and just market your work as YA or Adult (whichever it leans towards)?

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:03 AM

Everything I'm seeing says that NA is pretty much dead. YA has enough crossover potential on it's own that the market for NA just isn't there. 

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:36 AM

Thanks for clearing that up.


I've read quite a few YA that really could be marketed as NA, but are definitely under the YA category. 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:00 AM

I agree with the above and NA although it is a thing... its not something I've seen on any agents website requests. So plainly, due to that, I'd avoid it and go with YA. Much safer route;)

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:00 PM

I have been listening to two agent podcasts, and both have said that NA is only a thing in romance, although people are trying to make it happen otherwise. they provided an explanation that I thought was useful-- that publishers have a children's division (which includes YA), and an adult vision (and some do only one or the other). So the publisher needs to know where to place it, and this creates a problem.

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