Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Work in Progress Wednesday!
So I'm at 30,000 words in Desert Nomad and I need your help! When you submit a query to an agent you have to put the genre in the subject line. Such as: Query: Science Fiction. Now, my book isn't hard core science fiction, it's more space opera, adventure, romance spun out in a women's lit kind of way. But I can't put all three of those genres up there in the subject line.
What genres fit it best? Which genres will get the agent's attention?
I'm thinking of the following ones:
Query: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Query: Space Opera, Romance
Query: Space Opera, Women's Lit
Here's the blurb if you need more info to help me out:
Aries is a Lifer: a sixth generation colonist living aboard the Ark, a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet three hundred years away. Her purpose is to maintain the life support systems and marry Lieutenant Barliss, producing two genetically superior children to take their place at the helm.
Stifled by an existence predestined by computer calculations, Aries manipulates an escape months before her marriage ceremony to Barliss. Her flight pod crashes on a desert planet with minimal survival conditions and she is caught between the search and rescue teams of the Ark and the primitive hunters on the alien world. While struggling to survive, she is rescued by Striker, a space pirate exiled by his mutinous crew. Together they search for the last relic needed to revive an ancient alien craft, their only means of escape. With the search teams flying above and the hunters stalking them below, Aries is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice; her freedom for Striker’s life.
If you could help me in the comments section with what genre you'd pick for it, that would be great!