Not the usual "rise of cli-fi" story but a new take on the cli-fi meme, which is how are influential publishers, agents, and editors taking to the new genre, IF AT ALL.
Maybe they aren't. Maybe there is no interest yet in the cli-fi genre along Publishers Row in Manhattan or overseas in publishing centres in Australia and the UK?
i know one top agent, i have been in touch with him over the last 40 years and i once broached topic of cli fi with him and he replied by email. if we can approach him and get him to open up on this, cool. also, brian gittis for example is nathaniel rich's editor at fsg firm. if we could get him to talk about how npr in april 2013 did that big cli fi story based on nat's novel, a good get.
1. When I asked one editor with a wide view of things in the publishing industry, a man who has made major deals in his career and knows the biz from A to Z and when I asked him for his POV on the cli fi genre in the industry, he replied: ''Danny, Sorry, this is outside of my realm.'' [Not sure why he said that, but he did.]
new literary genre called CLI FI ? and Guardian piece this week in UK
? I want to ask you email What do you think
of the term, will it fly, can it help writers and publishers for
marketing? Do you like it? YES NO MAYBE? one sentence reply fine.
DANNY'' He replied ''Danny, Sorry, this is outside of my realm.'' [Not sure why he said that, but he did.]