Friday, January 16, 2009


Well, as you can tell from the title, my dream agent just sent me a rejection letter. :(

But, you know what? That's OK. YA fantasy is a tough sell right now.

So, here's my stratagy. I am only going to query The Ultimate Evil to a few more agents. Most agents are really looking for middle grade fiction right now and Khaladin and Help! My Parents Are From Outer Space! both fall into that catagory. So, I'm going to try The Ultimate Evil a few more times while I REALLY work hard on finishing up these other two manuscripts before I start querying them off. I have read several stories about authors getting thier first work rejected, the second accepted, and the first gets published because of the second. Pretty cool, huh?

And, if no one wants The Ultimate Evil, then I can dismantle it and turn it into another story. I'll make things work.....somehow.

Anyway, I have a question for everyone. If I were going to pitch one of my middle grade novels now (but I'm not yet, they're not ready) which one should I pitch?

Khaladin: Horse gives birth to unicorn foal.


Help! My Parents Are From Outer Space!: A girl finds out her parents are aliens and, after a great, kinda messed up adventure, has to save two worlds, her father, and the President of the United States.

So, which would you choose to pitch?


Shmoofoobean44 said...

at least you didn't have to wait forever to know, that's tougher i think.
well i think your newest adventure would do best right now, there are alot of stories similar that are selling now, so you have a shot.

Madison said...

So, you're thinking Help! My Parents Are From Outer Space! That's one vote for that one.

Big Plain V said...

Honestly, it would depend on a lot of different factors, but just from your short description there, I'd have to say 'Outer Space'.

Madison said...

That's two for the sci-fi story!