So What is it I’m Writing?

For weeks now I’ve been reading up on agents. This week I’ve been reading the Writer’s Market agent listings although from a few years ago.

Trouble is, when I read the sections that say Needs: XYZ. I don’t know anymore what my work is. Am I mainstream? Literary? Women’s? Ethnic? Gay?

I’m looking for one for the short story collection (some of the stories accessible from the links to the right of this page). But what to do in a collection of ethnic and non ethnic, literary and non literary, punk, mainstream, gay, straight, erotic , conservative characters and writing?! I’m totally confused now.

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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