|YA Boys targeted |
Maze Runner, Movie coming soon
OK, technically there is, but there are very few authors who can pull it off and very few books that successfully enter that genre specifically (Such as the The Maze Runner ----->). Boys, when they graduate from reading Middle Grade, (MG) books transfer to adult Fantasy.. at least that is what the Publishing Companies will tell you.
Apparently if you send a query letter saying that you're writing for YA males, you'll be more likely to elicit a giggle from your query recipient than a positive response.
Other MG/YA Factoids:
- MG Word Length: 45,000-75,000 (On Average)
- YA Word Length: 75,000-100,000 (On Average)
Here's a couple of good, very recent, videos on some other YA/MG differences: