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Offline Marcus River

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Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« on: July 09, 2011, 01:12:32 PM »
Does anyone have a great list of agents who love and actively seek good YA Dystopian?

I sure would love to know the experience of my fellow QT Writers when it comes to dealing with agents in this genre.

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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 01:19:23 PM »
I know Vickie Motter does.
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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 12:14:38 AM »
If an agent is interested in YA, then they are probably open to dystopian. Start reading the interviews, that's how I found out my agent was into paranormal. Good luck.

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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 12:23:17 PM »
Yeah, i would say if you find a YA agent who accepts spec fic (so not just contemporary YA) you're probably fine sending your Dystopian to them unless they specifically state they're sick of it (which i'm seeing more and more of lately)
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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 05:29:59 PM »
@Falen: Holy smokes, they are sick of it ALREADY??  I just learned the definition of the word a few months ago! ;)

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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 05:38:19 PM »
Hah! Yeah, it's getting a touch saturated. But like anything, they'll still buy what's good, so just write the best book you can!
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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 05:43:53 PM »
BTW, Falen: I LOVE your footer quote.  I own that Storypeople piece of art with that quote on it, and I was just looking at it this morning and thinking again how happy I am I bought it--even though I had to lug it through the Salt Lake City airport a few years back.  :wink:

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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 05:45:54 PM »
OMG! I heart you! I don't have the piece of art on the wood, but i do have a framed print of the art with the story. It's my favorite story people story, though there are so many great ones. It helps me keep things in perspective and really rings true to me.
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Re: Who are the agents taking on YA Dystopian at the moment?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 07:04:31 AM »
Dystopia has been around a while. The Hunger Games exploded something like a year to a year 1/2 ago but the first novel of the series was published in 2008 (was a fan from the get go). Once that novel and The Maze Runner got a lot of sales, the dystopian market got flooded.
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