Wednesday, August 29, 2007

stuck in a teenage wasteland

My short story is in the final stages of editing. I have had several readers with refined literary tastes make comments, and I have made several revisions and changes. The main comment I get back is that my story would be ideal for the teen literature market. I don't know if I should be happy or sad about this. Is my writing style that juvenile? Or do I simply relate to adolescent angst? I guess I always liked stories about teens. Those formative years are so intense. Love A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. And some of my favorite tv shows have been about teens, especially teenage girls (love Buffy, My So-Called Life). So now I'm trying to tap into this Young Adult Literature market but I don't even know where to start. I'd love to get the story into some kind of anthology, so I'm currently scouring the web for ideas and leads.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

congrats on reaching this point with your short story! that is a great accomplishment in and of itself (oh, lord, how I know). perhaps you could start with publishing an excerpt in a teen mag?

jenken

KT said...

yeah, but which one publishes fiction?