Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I need more zombies.
First rejection of a full manuscript yesterday. The good news/bad news: "it's not your writing, it's the genre." Chick lit is a tough sell these days, apparently -- a number of other agents to whom I've submitted said the same thing -- and this agent just doesn't think she can sell what I've written, although she had briefly hoped that she could repackage it as women's fiction (which is selling quite nicely). She said some nice things, and we agreed that I would get back in touch once I wrote something with a strong zombie heroine. Now THAT would sell.