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    Belorussian novel

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Ukrop, Jun 29, 2012.

    Hi everybody,

    English isn't my native language and I really don't know about the publishing politics in English-speaking countries.

    For a long time I'm living in Belarus. After two years in Minsk I feel like I've understood a lot about this place.

    So, I think it might be cool to write a fun book about all of the sides of Belorussian life - from political discussions to agriculture, from National Library to Bobruisk, from schoolgirls to werewolves, from ancient time to Soviet and Post-Soviet age.

    The thing is that it's kinda useless to write it in Russian, because everyone in Russian-speaking countries knows where's Belarus and what happens in it. But if I'll write it in English - will it be interesting for English-speaking people? Is there any interest to Eastern European cultures now?
     
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    There is always in interest in unique world views which go against the systematic bias of our current views, I'm generally a fan of non-fiction for such works, but fiction itself is also interesting. Plenty of publishers are interested in high quality work of all types, and even if you can't, self-publishing is an option. Just be mindful of the audience.
     
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    I live in India and am kind of wondering what happened to all the states that was once a part of the soviet union. So, there is definitely a market.
     
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    go to the amazon site and do a search to see what's out there that's similar... this will give you an idea of the market and a list of publishing houses that put out such books...
     

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