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New audience yay! [May. 29th, 2015|01:11 pm]
Marissa Lingen

Today the nice folks announced the Table of Contents for Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction. Scroll down…no, farther than that…yep! There’s me!

I am particularly pleased because this story, “The Stuff We Don’t Do,” originally appeared in Nature, which is not one of your typical markets for YA, but I really do think that the story has teen appeal. Also it makes me happy that the editors, Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein, are casting a wide net when they’re thinking about the definition of YA and/or what might appeal to a teen audience. Teens are smart; they deserve YA editors who treat them that way.

Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux


[User Picture]From: carbonel
2015-05-29 07:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: whswhs
2015-05-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
Getting a piece of fiction published in Nature is a really nice thing to add to your resumé! Congratulations.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-05-29 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks. I had my first Nature story in 2007 and have sold them seven more since, so I'm probably a little more blase about it than I should be. But I do like entertaining nerds for a living and reaching slightly different nerds than I usually entertain, and both of the Nature editors I've worked with have been great.
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2015-05-29 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: gwynnega
2015-05-29 08:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2015-05-29 08:38 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ruthi
2015-05-29 10:45 pm (UTC)
I like that story.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-05-30 12:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! I do too.
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[User Picture]From: rachelmanija
2015-05-29 11:52 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: blue_hat_guru
2015-05-30 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: vcmw
2015-05-30 01:14 pm (UTC)
(and I agree very much on teen appeal of story)
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[User Picture]From: p_j_cleary
2015-05-30 04:13 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2015-06-08 02:32 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely! I do like that one. (She's got the best voice.)

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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-06-08 03:03 am (UTC)
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