Posted on August 31, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ten years ago, romance novelists pitching their work to trad-pub kept their fan-fiction beginnings under wraps.

The tables have turned, says Vulture, pointing to how a literary agent contacted then-unknown author Ali Hazelwood upon finding her fan fic online.

So what happened to prompt this turnaround?

One reason is that big publishers realize that a popular fan-fic author already has a fan base and strong online presence — so the marketing is off to a solid start, without any resources from the publisher.

Read more about the fan fiction-to-romance pipeline in Vulture.

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