Friday, July 16, 2010

Why Your YA For Boys May Not Sell

Agent Mary Kole has a really good post today about boy YA readers, and why books for this audience are so hard to place. I've heard this frustration from fellow writers, and this post is smart and honest about the subject.

Refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade. You may want to spike that lemonade if you have a boy protagonist YA manuscript...


  1. Hi Fleur. Thanks for this link (and the others in your other posts). It was an interesting article.

    I unashamably write for girls and women because I am one, and I want to read about female characters. Luckily most of the readers out there seem to want to too.

    If you're interested, you can read ch 1 of my YA fantasy novel, 'Lethal Inheritance’ at
    I’d love to know what you think of it.

  2. Will take a look, Tahlia. Thanks for stopping by!