Does it matter if my roots are showing in my query? Will American agents and/or publishers see my Canadian setting as a drawback? So many agents claim they want fresh settings, but I've been told this might be a bad idea. I can't write a mystery that takes place in America unless it's at Disney World. What say you?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here's my four-thousand word essay:
It's your voice and your story that will draw me in. Your setting will be important if it's material to the story, not if it isn't. But no agent rejects a manuscript because it's set in Canadia. That would be rejecting something because it's set in Alaska. I mean, they're practically the same place, right?***
**stop spluttering with outraged geographical hand flailing. I know where Canada is. Up.