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New Adult Fiction

Postby ElaineB » 21 Nov 2012, 00:59

No, not new books for adults. Books for new adults.

What Is New Adult Fiction?

The label was first used in 2009 when St. Martin’s Press hosted a contest looking for stories that could be marketed to both YA readers and adult readers. The contest described for new adult fiction as books “with protagonists who are slightly older than YA and can appeal to an adult audience.”


Complete with links to samples.
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Re: New Adult Fiction

Postby PaulaO » 21 Nov 2012, 06:26

In a way, I can see why they are dividing up age groups. It's to get folks of that age bracket to notice them.

But, wow, really? The list of genres is getting longer and longer.
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Re: New Adult Fiction

Postby Baker » 21 Nov 2012, 06:28

Does this make me a Not-So-New Adult? Perhaps I should be looking for book in the section for Adults Who Really Are Adults. I suppose this makes Proof and Sacchi Not-By-Any-Stretch-Of-The-Imagination-New-Adults, or perhaps Adults Who Have Been Adults For a Long Time.
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Re: New Adult Fiction

Postby PaulaO » 21 Nov 2012, 13:23

I suppose this makes Proof and Sacchi Not-By-Any-Stretch-Of-The-Imagination-New-Adults, or perhaps Adults Who Have Been Adults For a Long Time.


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Re: New Adult Fiction

Postby FranW » 21 Nov 2012, 13:36

Paula, you meanie! rofl
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Re: New Adult Fiction

Postby FranW » 21 Nov 2012, 13:40

But, yeah, I can see that since YA has taken off so hugely, the YA readers of a few years ago are now off at university and continue to read, but they want to read about people their age -- 18 to 20-ish. There are a few publishers who have specific imprints for this. Frex, Entangled has an imprint looking for 'upper YA' submissions:

•Upper YA (16-21 year old protags) that will appeal to crossover audiences

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/subm ... bmissions/

They're primarily an e-press, but their sales figures look amazingly good (some of their books are selling to foreign language publishers and have sales in the six figures per title).
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