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Re: Thoughts on YA aimed towards 17-21 yr olds

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Jani
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This is an issue for me as well. The MC for my UF is exactly 21.

I don’t know if any of you have heard of the new term that’s been sticking out its head lately. New Adult. That’s basically your out of school teens and isn’t quite adult and not quite young adult. So where do you place it?

So on one blog post and one #askagent on twitter I asked two different agents their thoughts on New Adult. Neither of them takes it seriously. The one said that as soon as they start shelving books as New Adult in bookstores, that’s when they’ll start taking it seriously.

My issue with age when it comes to adult and young adult is the difference in word counts and we all know that word count matters.