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Offline Prophecies

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Making My Manuscript More 'Literary'?
« on: May 12, 2022, 09:07:10 PM »

I just received notes from an editor regarding my first 5,000 words. She said the genre was fantasy / speculative, but I'm aiming to query it as literary fiction with a speculative edge. Does anyone have advice on making my novel more 'literary'? I'm quite fond of David Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, Emily St. John Mantel, Kazuo Ishiguro, etc.

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Re: Making My Manuscript More 'Literary'?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 06:41:39 PM »
I suggest using these comps in your query and agents/editors will get it. Speculative Literary Fiction is probably how I'd pitch it. Good luck!!