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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

30 Words, Twitter Pitches, Agents, and Genres

 A big Howdy and smile to our followers who entered OperationAwesome’s Twitter Pitch contest. It was like stopping at the corner coffee shop and meeting up with great friends and comrades. As I write this, no announcement yet on the winner. But a big Woot if it is one of our Unicorn Bell followers.

I entered the contest with my genre/drug of choice, urban fantasy. But I am conflicted. From what I read, agents don’t want adult urban fantasy/magical realism/paranormal/contemporary fantasy. The genre is slipping out of favor.

*shocked face*

The only genre I read consistently - epic fantasy is a close second - becoming like so much doggie doo doo? This is a bit hard to believe.

*gritting my teeth and snarling*

And my logline:
No one tells Shamira how to live her life. Not her friends and family after they deserted her. Or the ancient relic that would make her its newest acolyte. 
I’d love any comments or crits.

Send me your loglines to post this week to beccoff(at)nwmo(dot)net
And best of luck for our followers in the logline contest at OperationAwesome.


Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

Oh, no! I'm horrified that Adult UF is falling out of favor! It must be a lie! How will I survive if they stop putting out good UF?! Not to mention, it's what I write... Ack!

LD Masterson said...

but...but...but...my WIP is a paranormal mystery

Huntress said...

Add some werewolves and vampires. They're sure to snap it up. :P

Huntress said...

Sucks to be us.

Ink in the Book said...

I emailed my twitter pitch yesterday morning to


and I just got a notification that email is being delayed?

Is there some other way i can get my pitch to you?

Huntress said...

If anyone else is having trouble, please send to unicornbellsubmissions@gmail.com

Ink in the Book said...

Thanks!! I just sent it to you again:)

Brooke R. Busse said...

This sentence is worded a little strangely in my opinion. Not her friends and family after they deserted her. Perhaps try: Not the friends and family who deserted her.

Ink in the Book said...

My suggestion:

No one tells Shamira how to live her life. Not her friends and family who deserted her. Or the ancient relic that wants to make her its newest acolyte.

Sounds awesome and I would ask to read it if given the chance!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oh the trends the trends! Publishing is rife with them. All you adult urban fantasy writers need to shift gears and start writing mermaid stories pronto!

Huntress said...


But I don't know any mermaids. Know plenty of dragons tho.

-Michael, you absolutely crack me up-

Huntress said...

*face palm*

Huntress said...

Ditto the above reply. Are you two related? LOL

Anyway, thank you, thank you. Now I must go bang my head against the wall for a few minutes.

mshatch said...

good call.