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Ask Daphne! What doesn’t Work (for You)?

MM asks

What types of fiction do you NOT represent?

Honestly, I picked this question because I thought it’d be fun for a Friday, on what I’ve otherwise decided will be a reading-heavy day. I’ve got loads of queries to get to and requested materials piling up, so I want to get a move on! (And though I was going to try to get some reading done last night, Rexroth and I instead ventured out to see The Spiderwick Chronicles, which was six different kinds of fun.)
So! What DON’T we represent? Literary fiction, to start. I like a rousing story, and it seems to me most adult literary fiction is more about language and beautiful prose than plot. Mainstream thrillers, hardboiled detective stories, traditional westerns, high fantasy, cold war spy novels, cosies (or is that cosys?) Lots of different types of adult fiction, really, although some of these genres, if well told in a YA or middle grade novel, might be right up my alley.
As for the rest — so often it depends on the telling. If you have something and you’re not sure whether or not it’d be right for me — try me! You have nothing to lose.

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