I've seen many agents get turned off with "genre mixing". But is something like Paranormal Mystery considered that or is it considered a sub-genre? If it is mixing, is it best to market that book as Horror? Please, let me know your thoughts!
Is paranormal mystery considered genre mixing?
Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:06 PM
I feel like most things I see in paranormal are labeled as "paranormal ___", like "paranormal romance" or "paranormal thriller" or "paranormal mystery". So I think you're safe. Genre mixing becomes risky of putting things together that don't work, like a sci-fi historical fiction, or especially blending too many, like a fantasy romance mystery with comedic undertones. Those sorts of things suggest that your story might be too sprawling or that you don't have a good grasp of what you've written.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:13 AM
That is considered an accepted subgenre -- of either paranormal or mystery.
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