So. We here at OA are hosting our monthly Mystery Agent contest this Wednesday, February 1st.
*dances all over the place*
In order to get y'all prepped for the contest, I thought I'd give you our Mystery Agent's genre preferences a little earlier. That way, you'll know if our MA will jump at the chance to read your manuscript!
These are the genres our MA is dying to see in ze slush pile:
Middle grade fiction
Literary women's fiction
Smart/funny/snarky literary fiction (think Christopher Moore Chuck Palahniuk)
Narrative nonfiction--heavy on the narrative
And these are the genres our MA *doesn't* want to see:
- Not interested in contemporary romance unless it's very literary and quirky. No modern-Harlequin titles, like the whole P.I.-falls-in-love-with-the-woman-who-hired-him angle.
- Our Mystery Agent loves historical fiction and would consider a romance with an interesting historical setting.
There you have it!!! Make sure to stop by this Wednesday so you can have a shot at a full request!!