Take a peek over at the Class of 2k11 blog today. We started our ongoing Friday feature called Mad Lib Friday....we post a quote, you Mad Lib it and then everyone who comments is entered in a drawing for a monthly prize (a book buying gift certificate, folks!)
Don't miss out on the fun!
Also...as a Middle Grade authorly person of more quiet books, I sometimes get discouraged at today's market and the insatiable appetite for all things NOT contemporary or historical.
Don't misunderstand, I love a good, action packed, paranormal, sci fi or fantasy read....
but is there still any place for regular stories like Because of Winn Dixie or Witch of Blackbird Pond or the like???
This question came to mind again this morning when I saw this announcement in Publishers Marketplace. KUDOS to the author...I am sincerely and honestly happy for her success. Truly, I am. But it does make me wonder where my sweet little stories that feature regular kids in everyday settings might fit into today's literary market....
PM announcement (names removed because it is not about this specific author or deal but more about my question of how and where the market stands on different genres):
Children's: Young Adult
four-book YA futuristic, fairy-tale inspired series, starting with CINDER, Cinderella is re-envisioned through teen heroine Cinder, part girl and part machine, who must piece together her mysterious past before she can fulfill her destiny and save the kingdom -- and the rest of planet Earth -- from an otherworldly enemy; as Cinder's quest continues through the series, she finds allies loosely based Little Red Riding Hood (SCARLET), Rapunzel (CRESS), and Snow White (WINTER) -- as they join forces to conquer evil and find their happily-ever-afters, to XXXof XXX, in a major deal, for high six-figures, at auction, by XXX at XXX.
It seems like a fun, action packed read. I mean a MC that is a half girl and half machine Cinderella? Wowza!