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posted by [personal profile] orichalcum at 10:48am on 20/04/2009
An interesting discussion about what what UK YA and children's book editors want right now.

I'm not even sure what a "modern Anne of Green Gables" would mean, though. Part of the whole appeal of that story is the relative simplicity and limited scope of the characters' lives. I find it harder to imagine the life of a modern Anne who never travels more than 100 miles from her home, though maybe that's just my experience.

I really do think there must be a huge untapped market for YA classical-era novels, though. In my "copious free time," I may see if I can rework my novel idea this fall into something specifically YA.
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posted by [identity profile] holmes-iv.livejournal.com at 11:04pm on 20/04/2009
I find it difficult to imagine, too. On the other hand, interesting fact that I just looked up: from Plymouth to Northampton is almost exactly 100 miles. Huh. <wry />
posted by [identity profile] xlagartixax.livejournal.com at 02:20am on 21/04/2009
You said "scope."


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