Everyone wants to guess the next trend before it happens. But how? I'm wondering if the slush pile can offer some clues. The past month I've seen dozens and dozens of manuscripts about otherworldly love-affairs. No, not vampires. Angels. Will there be a heavenly response to the vampire and werewolf craze? It seems to follow. You've got gorgeous, ephemeral love-interests, Biblical battles between good and evil, forbidden love, and none of the icky blood stuff. When I see a swell of subs on the same topic, I think there must be something in the mass-unconscious that's given everyone the same idea. I wonder...
Huh. I just read Neverwhere and thought the SAME THING!!!
I agree, the Angel-Demon theme is very popular right now and not just in the YA market. But are you saying this agency is not interested in it?
How do you feel about dust bunnies coming to life and having adventures of their own? Lately, my children's stories tend to combine my lack of dusting with all the possible consequences that can cause. I'm shopping around a picture book on this very thing. Whether it's a trend or not remains to be seen. There will always be dust...but "dusty adventures?" We can only hope.
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