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#1 dizzywriter

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:10 AM

I'm a returning AQ member but have a question: why are nearly all the queries YA or fantasy/sci-fi? Is that because this site specializes in those genres or is it because those are the genres everyone is writing?



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:38 PM

The site doesn't specialize. But there's been a recent-ish shift that's made those two genres much more popular, which means more people are reading them which means more people are writing them, etc. 



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:25 PM

The site doesn't specialize. But there's been a recent-ish shift that's made those two genres much more popular, which means more people are reading them which means more people are writing them, etc. 

Thanks. You were great on my original query two years ago. Would love your input on the new one if you have a chance.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:05 PM

Market shifts. Fantasy and science fiction are having a resurgence in all mediums. With so many movie and tv greenlights in the last decade, the market is favorable to the genres.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:44 AM

It's true that the query genres here are reflecting a market shift, but be aware that chasing trends is never a good idea. If you're writing a contemporary, go for it. 


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#6 Michi MacMichael

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:47 PM

YA has grown into a  conglomerating monster of a designation, and if you ask ten different people how to define it, you will get a dozen different answers.  Fantasy covers many, many different sub-genres and I get the feeling most people treat it as a catch-all designation when nothing else fits.

 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

Fantasy is such a great genre. It really gives you limitless range whemit comes to material as long as you can stay on topic. People who write now a days are thinking much broader than just novels. Their visualizing the movies to them. Thr video games. Its very popular if you can hit it on the money.




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