I've written a novel that could be marketed as new adult, but it's more importantly a murder mystery. I know that characters aged 18-25 (and dealing with college, new found freedom, and first-time budgets) are a hard sell. Should I limit my query pool by only submitting to agents who accept books categorised as new adult? Or should I call it a mystery novel and hope for the best?
That's not what New Adult is. New Adult seems to have become the R-rated version of YA. Or not. No one knows for sure and I'm seeing all sorts of stuff called New Adult that's really just not anything other than erotica with a makeover.
You should call it a murder mystery because more agents list this category on what they're looking for than list New Adult. Always put your book in the category that will appeal to the most readers.