People keep asking me, What is New Adult fiction?
Answer: It’s YA for girls who have outgrown young adult novels or Chick Lit for college age women. Like Chick Lit and YA, New Adult fiction is often written in the first person and focuses on a particular time in a woman’s life. From a publisher’s perspective, an advantage of this new genre is that older women read it, too.
As of yet, there is no genre of New Adult fiction for men as well as women, but there are books that would fit the genre if it existed. Check out The Magicians and The Magician King by Lev Grossman, two novels that redefine the fantasy genre.
And here’s a journalistic take on New Adult fiction….
New Adult novels explore the terrifying and wonderful chasm between adolescence and adulthood.
From USA Today here.
Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published” workshop on Saturday, May 4, in Barrie, with guest literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (see here). To register, mail firstname.lastname@example.org
He’ll also lead “From the Horse’s Mouth: Getting published or self-published” at Ryerson University on June 15 with Stacey Donaghy of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, Greg Ioannou of Iguana Books, and Patrick Crean of HarperCollins Canada (details here). To register, mail email@example.com
However, before you submit, though, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. This summer, Brian will be leading Intensive Creative Writing courses on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (details here) and on Thursday evenings in Mississauga (details here). To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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