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Agent Kristin Nelson says editors are not buying UF

On her blog, Pub Rants, Kristin Nelson says:

If you are working on an urban fantasy, you might be out of luck. Every SF&F editor I chatted with while in New York was being inundated by urban fantasy submissions and with some rare exceptions, were not buying them.

This is bad news for the urban fantasy world.

If you love urban fantasy, quick — go out and buy a book! Try a new author!


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Sara Walker is the founder of Urban Fantasy Land, a website established in 2008 that specializes in promoting urban fantasy and speculative fiction through book reviews, author interviews and more. An author and a librarian by day, Sara loves to read and promote authors. Sara's articles and fiction have been published in print and online. She is also the founder of Kawartha Lakes Authors & Writers Network, a resource for writers & authors in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Find out more about Sara at SaraWalker.net.


  1. In my experience, *some* are – here in the UK anyway – *if* they are YA and have a young female protagonist, anything else, forget it…. which was bad news for me, certainly.

    • Sorry to hear it, Maya. I’m in the same boat. I’m even finding it hard to get some to look at a YA with a female protagonist. Hopefully buying power will change things.