Fun, fantasy and feminism forecast for 2018

Fun, fantasy and feminism forecast for 2018

Editors and agents are predicting a continued focus on empowering female-led narratives and diverse voices in children’s and YA books in 2018.

Agents have told The Bookseller that editors are currently looking for “diversity, feminism and friendships across all ages”. MMB Creative agent Sallyanne Sweeney says: “There’s a definite trend towards strong female friendships and not necessarily having a love interest in books across middle grade and YA.” Sweeney says that publishers are being “very selective” in YA, with editors looking for fantasy and humour stories particularly. Fellow agent B...

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