Do you think there is a market for LDS chick lit? Do you think that labelling a manuscript as chick lit in a query letter will help or hurt with a publisher?
P.S. Thanks for keeping this blog up, hornet nests aside. It's helpful.
Chick Lit: a genre of fiction targeted to, and written by or about, young and sophisticated urban women ( slang ) (Encarta)
Do we have young, sophisticated, urban LDS women who like to read?
Although chick lit, in general, is declining in the national market, I think there will always be a place for it. LDS trends tend to follow a bit behind the national market so we haven't seen much of it yet.
Also, true chick lit has a bit of a sassy or sardonic tone to it and there's not a lot of that in this market either.
You could pitch it as light, LDS chick lit, or just as women's fiction targeting young, fun and fresh young women readers.
An example of LDS "almost" chick lit is Stephanie Fowers. Readers, who else might fit this category?