Tuesday, May 01, 2007


An interesting item popped up on the UK Sf Book News site the other day. Amongst the announcement that John Jarrold has signed Mark Morris to his roster of authors was the statement: "particularly since there is now a renaissance in the supernatural genre, as was confirmed to me this week by publishers from various countries at the London Book Fair."

Now that is good to know! Especially as, around 18 months ago now, I submitted the first three chapters of a work to Mr Jarrold as part of his Scriptural Analysis scheme (it was a bit expensive but worth it), and he cautioned me on how difficult it was to place horror in the current market (alongside the need for an editor or agent sympathetic to the genre) - but it seems that may be changing now.

If we are in for a renaissance of horror, I will be doubly happy - hopefully finding a market for some work and enjoying some new reading. Fingers crossed. But I can't help thinking as well that, if Publishers have decided upon this now, how long will it take them to change their minds back again?


Blogger Peter Pan said...

trust no-one Mr Mulder

4:07 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Supernatural fiction is making a sort of come-back, but from what I gather it's mainly within romance, i.e. Gollancz's new imprint, Gollancz Romancz: Kim Harrison, that sort of thing.

2:37 AM  

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