So today I'm supposed to tell you about me, but instead of gushing about how stellar I am (You can go to the NA Sisters section for that ;D) I'm going to tell you about something I did recently that has to do with New Adult writing and how it relates to getting an agent!
Ah, yes, getting an agent. Uber scary, right? I know I was scared to death when I read about that little section of getting publishing and actually up until I went to the thing I'm about to tell you about I wasn't going to bother getting one. Why you may ask? Well, if you haven't noticed New Adult falls in between the categories of YA and Adult fiction. And with that, makes it a darn hard sell. No one knows where to put it so agents are fearful of touching it. I was going to go straight to Indie publishing or go to an independent publisher for my work because I lost hope. Well that was until I went to my first writer's conference.
|Sara Megibow (right) and her client Tiffany Reisz (left)|
I pulled Sara Megibow aside after her presentation and she told me to go for it. Submit, Submit, Submit those NA manuscripts, because she not only wants them, but she's selling them. Publishers do want them and we shouldn't be scared to submit to her. Well, after this bit of information I calmly stepped away from Ms. Megibow and went back to my hotel room and did a little bit of this...
So, after I composed myself I got a new-found hope! There are agents out there who want our work and won't turn us down just because we fall between categories, so go out there with your head held high and you'll be surprised who you'll find ;) To submit to Sara Megibow find here requirements here.