I love this, because it pertains to me. “Upper YA/New Adult (17-22 yo protags) that will appeal to crossover audiences.” I’ve been finding this in the submissions area for publishers lately. I’ve been struggling with one of my novels because I wrote it to be Young Adult, but many beta readers felt that it was just a smidge too high of the category. However, in the respect of intimacy and language, when comparing it to other Paranormal YA giants out there, my manuscript looked like a kitten compare to a lion.
But now I know where I belong. The New Adult category for crossover audiences. Yay! These categories are pretty empty at the moment, and publishers have sent out the call. Will you be my competition? 😉