This will probably be short. I'm at the hospital with my son today. Just read the post from Elana Roth entitled; The Lost World of Middle Grade. ARGH! That's what I'm writing, but as I read through, I discover it is talking about the reasons that agents aren't getting too many MG subs. They're begging for middle grade stories. YA is so popular now, due in part to the Twilight series. And she even talks about some Adult literary fiction agents crossing over to represent YA. Whoa! All because of Twilight. Also the fact, that YA sells better than adult. Plus, I know MG kids reading young adult now. Better stories, they tell me.
One blogger wrote that she believes J.k. is part of the problem. After her success, the market was flooded with MG series, causing some writers to back down from MG.
She ended saying to consider this post a call for smart, voice-driven middle grade. YAY! I'm going to answer that call--long about June! :)