Just spent three hours reading all of our blog posts (every. single. one.) I do have a question relating to trends/cliches. The YA fantasy market seems to be jam-packed nowadays, especially the dragon theme. Would an agent find it too risky to launch another book into this cooling market? is there even ROOM? (i've tried to give my manuscript a creative twist. I don't know if that will even work anymore). Should I just trust my story and go with it anyway? Thanks!
There's room for anything that's really good.
It's true everyone's been going "YA YA YA!!!" for a while now and we're seeing the results, but as it's a semi-independent market, not a trend in a genre, it will not "go away." It's like saying, "Is there room for more mysteries?" or "Are they going to keep making thrillers?" Of course they will. Genres have their own markets and as long as those markets continue to exist, we'll need books to fill them.
That said, enough with the dragons. Unless it's really good.