Greetings! I am about 2/3 away from finishing my fictional memoir and had a question. Is a book that takes place in a fictional land but doesn’t contain magic/supernatural elements or mythological creatures still considered a “fantasy” novel? Basically, the land is Earth and even though the world is made up, the names of their countries use real words that are common in the countries/regions from which they are based. For instance, there is a country based on Nigeria called “Ekpere” which means “prayer” in Yoruba. Just wanted advice. Also, is it a stereotype that men read fantasy more than women? I ask because my book is insanely girly. Not only is my main character a female, she is adopted into an upper-class family to be a companion to one of their children. They are sheltered because of their social status, so there is not much extended contact with males other than the father, an uncle who lives nearby, and the MC’s childhood friend who she met before she was sent to be a companion. I fear the fantasy label would be the wrong demographic assuming my second question is true. Thanks!