I was wondering as agents whether you consider women’s fiction to be a catagory or a genre, and what it’s potential genres/sub-genres are? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Thank you for your time.
Adult fiction is an age category, compared with say middle grade or young adult. Within women’s fiction I’d say there are a few categories/genres — eg, cozies, suspense, romance, contemporary (eg, ELEANOR OLIPHANT). I wouldn’t get too hung up over all this. However, it would be very useful for you to work out what your comparative authors/titles are – so you can point to authors with good sales tracks, who are writing roughly in the same area as you.
I hope this helps.