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Who publishes fantasy parody?

Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Dwarven Gold, May 11, 2011.

  1. Dwarven Gold

    Dwarven Gold Minstrel

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    I'm finishing a fantasy parody. Thinks Spaceballs, but with wizards, swords, and heroic dwarves. A few elves die gruesome deaths in comical ways.

    Is there a market for something like this? Or does no one publish fantasy parody?
     
  2. ade625

    ade625 Scribe

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    I'm pretty sure there's a market for anything if you look hard enough, and I know I've seen a couple of fantasy parody novels in bookstores before.

    My advice would be to look for that sort of book in the bookstore yourself, and make a note of all the publishers who have a hand in them. Off the top of my head, Orbit publishes Tom Holt, who's stuff is sort of close to parody.

    I doubt it's any publisher's focus however, so it may be slightly more difficult to get published than the general fantasy fare.
     
  3. Telcontar

    Telcontar Staff Moderator

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    It's still considered Fantasy. You may be parodying popular tropes of the genre, but for all intents and purposes you are still within the genre.
     
  4. Dwarven Gold

    Dwarven Gold Minstrel

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look up Orbit, and also browse around the bookstore.

    If that doesn't work out, I'll grab a few ales and get piss drunk. Hell, I'm going to do that either way. ;)
     
  5. Donny Bruso

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    Pocket Books published Peter David's Sir Apropos of Nothing series, which is walking a pretty fine line between anti-heroism and parody. It certainly contains parody within the text, but the entire story doesn't fall into that category.
     
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