Monday, September 2, 2013

Dear Aspiring YA Author, Revised

Carey here. Melissa has graciously let me hijack her post for the holiday, so I thought I'd do a revision to Dear Aspiring YA AuthorHappy Labor Day!!!




Dear Aspiring YA Author,

Thank you so much for resubmitting your brilliant dystopian. The requested revisions were spot on! In truth, I could not put the book down!!! IMHO—your manuscript is as good as or better than many similar bestselling books currently in market. Unfortunately, much to my deep disappointment, I am not able to make an offer on your book at this time as I am exclusively acquiring dark contemporaries. 

However, if you wouldn’t mind revising just a tad, I would be happy to take another look. For instance, if you could turn your futuristic society into a modern day rural south high school obsessed with curling, your oppressive government into a local minister against dancing, and your mutant virus into a prevalent teen issue, like a pregnancy pact, I think it would be exactly what I am currently looking for. 

Also I would be very interested in seeing anything you have with slightly older protagonists. As of right now, I am under a mandate from this publishing group to acquire anything and everything with “new adult” in the subject line.

All the best,
Jane Doe Publisher

Your Turn: What do you predict will replace dark contemporaries as the next YA trend?

3 comments:

Pintip said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!! This is hilarious, Carey!! Thanks for the laugh.

CareyCorp said...

You are most welcome!

Stephsco said...

Haha...oh this is funny. I'm hoping for a resurgence in historical YA, but I'm leaning toward contemporary thrillers. F