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Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency

Agent Advice

Posted 9.17.13

Is there a market for just plain funny fiction? Or does it have to fit into a genre such as mystery or literary fiction?

Chris
from
Dodgeville,
WI
Friedrich Agency
19 West 21st Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10010

Oh, there’s a market—it’s just so damn hard to crack. Nothing is as subjective as humor, hands down. Even if the acquiring editor thinks the project is funny, chances are that someone high up in sales or marketing disagrees. But I think the minute you start thinking that your writing “has to fit” certain parameters is the minute you lose an essential part of your voice.

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