I wasn't too sure where to put this, so I thought I'd just stick it here. (Sorry.) I'm trying to prepare another batch of agent queries, and I suddenly started to wonder if I was using the wrong genre label (and if that had been a turn-off for the agents I've already queried.) I've been calling it a YA romantic fantasy, but it's actually a mixture of fantasy and sci-fi. It contains elements that are more on the sci-fi side of things: the end of the world, trying to defeat a machine that's pumping said end-of-the-world-chemicals into the air, in a fantasy country that used to be famous for its scientific discoveries and advancements. But it is a fantasy world, the chemical is actually a mixture of chemicals and magic, and things are powered by magic spells rather than steam or electricity or anything else. Plus, I've always aimed to be a fantasy writer -- several of my other stories (that I hope would also get published if I did get over all these hurdles to the end of the line) are definitely in the fantasy genre. So I'm not sure if labelling this one as sci-fi would mislead an agent as to the genre I actually prefer to write in... Now I don't know what to refer to it as. Is calling it fantasy/sci-fi (written exactly like that) unprofessional? Will the agents think I don't know what I'm talking about? Or should I ditch the fantasy and sci-fi labels completely and go for something more specific: YA romantic dystopia?