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Turkish market wants historical romance

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Turkish market wants historical romance

Post by EC2 » Tue November 15th, 2011, 4:34 pm

This just in from literary agent Oli Munson at Blake Friedmann (my agency) It's via Twitter, so in open forum.

For those of you writing historical romance: Turkish publishers can not get enough of it. Definitely the most asked for genre in meetings.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by LoveHistory » Tue November 15th, 2011, 5:10 pm

Interesting. I may have to start writing historical romance. Though I might have to learn to speak the language first.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue November 15th, 2011, 5:13 pm

Are they willing to look at English manuscripts that have not yet found English-language publishers?

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