Hi Nathan, I hope you're enjoying New York and getting settled in!!
I've got a general market trend question for you.
The last several books I've written have all been stand-alone fantasies with little to no potential for a sequel. Looking at the market, though, the fantasy genre is flooded with series. It's so rare to find a stand-alone fantasy, I can't hardly think of any off the top of my head. Do you think querying a stand-alone fantasy would make agents and publishers turn away, worried that a single novel will be either a one-hit wonder or not appeal to the market who's accustomed to three, five, thirteen books in a series? I know "they" say to make sure the first book in a series stands alone so if it flops the publisher isn't committed, but is writing a stand-alone that ties up all the plots at the end dangerous for potential publication?
Thanks so much for all you do with the forums and your blog and such. Take care and Merry Christmas!!