Hi Miss Snark
I've just stumbled on your site and thought I'd ask for your advice. I wrote a novel over the summer and was thinking about trying to get it published (I've never written fiction before but I've published an academic book which I'm thrilled has recently been nominated for a national prize).
But my novel is a really weird piece of writing and I just know the major agents/publishers wouldn't touch it with a bargepole (particularly as the subject matter is highly risky). Do you know where I could find a list of agents that deal with weird/unconventional prose and characters? I just don't have a clue where to start and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Indeed, I don't even know whether to abandon the whole idea of getting it published as it's just not the sort of thing that would be 'marketable' and I do know from publishing non-fiction that at the end of the day it's all about money ...
Anyway, any advice would be great!
Unless you are committed wholeheartedly to this project, don't even bother.
There are lots of places you can publish this yourself if you just want to futz around.