Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Are Fairies the New Vampires?

I am beginning to think I'm a victim of bad timing.

I've written a story about Fairies. Well, more about other things, but Fairies are rampant in it. And I've noticed there is a large saturation of Fairy stories in the market right now.

So, have I missed the boat/bus/train/superjet? Am I a year too late in my story subject? I am worried that soon Fairies will be the new Vampires. As in, agents and editors will say "NO MORE FAIRIES!!!" just like they cried "No More Vampires" after Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga made vampire novels the genre du jour.

And now everyone has a fairy story.

Please say it ain't so...

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't matter if there's a glut. If you hit the right editor at the right time, it'll go. I think it actually helps in the agent search if this is part of the trend.

    I haven't seen a lot of fairy stories, although I've seen a lot of fresh takes on the fae, which are slightly different categories.