PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by katbrauer » July 14th, 2010, 7:58 am

Quill wrote:I'm pretty sure the teen guys' fantasy is beer.
What if it's beer served by edgy mermaids?

My YA readings are fairly concentrated on fantasy and sci-fi/dystopian, but I think that there might be more steampunk, which could be cool. Also, at some point the market might turn to be more dude-centric.

Maybe not.
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Heather B » July 14th, 2010, 6:36 pm

Quill wrote:I'm pretty sure the teen guys' fantasy is beer.
They can buy beer. Last I checked, the local strip club wasn't offering any fish-headed strippers...
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Quill » July 14th, 2010, 9:22 pm

Teens can buy beer Down Under? Not in Arizona or most other U.S. states.

Well, beer and fish-headed women, why can't a book aimed at guys have both? Double our chances of success.

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Post by Heather B » July 15th, 2010, 6:18 am

Oh yeah!!

And the legal drinking age here is 18 but somehow those sneaky teens manage to start getting drunk around 15/16.
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Post by hulbertsfriend » July 15th, 2010, 11:03 pm

I think politics is the next thing to come, especially light hearted approaches that inform. We have the beginning of presidential politic sneaking around already.
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Post by E McD » July 16th, 2010, 2:33 am

Quill wrote:Dystopian mermaids fleeing the Gulf oil mess and running into pirates.
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by jkmcdonnell » July 18th, 2010, 10:34 am

Quill wrote:Interesting blog post today from Kristin Nelson, literary agent:
I have to say it’s getting a little gruesome in our query letters and sample pages. We’ve received an inordinate amount of queries where the poor main character has to be killed off before the novel can begin.
I think Kristin's right on the money there. Even just looking at the 'Nominate Your First Page...' thread in the Town Hall forum highlights this; the amount of excerpts beginning "The day I died was..." or "I was standing over my sister's/best friend's/friendly neighbourhood hobo's coffin..." is unbelievable!

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Post by Heather B » July 18th, 2010, 7:36 pm

I think people find death mystifying. It worked in the Luxe (after I got over the "I thought that was her funeral... oh... wait... yep I see what's going on now") but other than that, it's not really something that appeals to me. I only bought the Luxe (and subsequent books) for the covers.
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Post by Nomad0404 » July 20th, 2010, 11:41 am

Quill wrote:I'm pretty sure the teen guys' fantasy is beer.
You've obviously not seen Weird Science!! :)

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Post by Jessica Peter » November 27th, 2010, 9:11 am

steve wrote:Here's hoping genre for young adults is dead; sex and alienation needs a comeback!
I know I'm resurrecting this thread from the dead, but I just caught up with my old bookmarks and actually laughed out loud at this quote. Steve, it looks like you don't read much of the new YA these days! Sex (of the non-graphic variety) and alienation are all the rage.
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by steve » November 27th, 2010, 6:07 pm

Jessica Peter wrote:
steve wrote:Here's hoping genre for young adults is dead; sex and alienation needs a comeback!
I know I'm resurrecting this thread from the dead, but I just caught up with my old bookmarks and actually laughed out loud at this quote. Steve, it looks like you don't read much of the new YA these days! Sex (of the non-graphic variety) and alienation are all the rage.
Glad to hear about alienation, but what is "non-graphic sex"?

That sounds like one of those oxymorons, like Jumbo Shrimp, or one of those things that just plain doesn't exist, like a Kind Nazi.

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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Jessica Peter » November 28th, 2010, 10:35 pm

steve wrote:
Jessica Peter wrote:
steve wrote:Here's hoping genre for young adults is dead; sex and alienation needs a comeback!
I know I'm resurrecting this thread from the dead, but I just caught up with my old bookmarks and actually laughed out loud at this quote. Steve, it looks like you don't read much of the new YA these days! Sex (of the non-graphic variety) and alienation are all the rage.
Glad to hear about alienation, but what is "non-graphic sex"?

That sounds like one of those oxymorons, like Jumbo Shrimp, or one of those things that just plain doesn't exist, like a Kind Nazi.

I read whatever new YA my librarian tells me is worth reading. Sadly, the pickings are slim.
Haha, it entirely does sound like one of those oxymorons! I'd say the new non-graphic YA version of sex is, if not just implied or behind-the-scenes, then with less description of the actual... er.. actions of sex, and none of the naughtier terms for the "parts".
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by sierramcconnell » November 30th, 2010, 3:10 pm

steve wrote:Glad to hear about alienation, but what is "non-graphic sex"?
"And then I took him, and it made me feel more alive than when I was truly alive. My body was warm and I touched his hair..." yada yada...

It means...you KNOW what they're doing, but you're detailing it with flowery prose and love bits and snuggly-cuddliness. It's all romance and love and kisses and touches, but nothing GRAPHIC. Oh, it's great, I feel this and I feel that, and oh...it was bliss.

So you KNOW what is happening, but it's like a movie where people are arching beneath the sheets. Yeah.
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Fenris » November 30th, 2010, 10:03 pm

How 'bout a kid possessed by a god who travels to different worlds (and BLOWS THEM UP) and ends up personally bending spacetime? :D
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Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Post by Cookie » December 1st, 2010, 2:51 pm

Fenris wrote:How 'bout a kid possessed by a god who travels to different worlds (and BLOWS THEM UP) and ends up personally bending spacetime? :D
That sounds pretty interesting actually.

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