In case I haven't mentioned it often enough here at Five Scribes, I'm a student at Seton Hill. Part of my thesis work is a paper that deals with some element of the genre I'm writing in, which is urban fantasy.
There's a wee problem, though. Urban fantasy is such a new genre, there's very little critical study out there. Okay, there's none. I've tracked down a few articles posted online and one in a magazine, but it's not enough for my purposes.
I whined and moaned about the problem for a while, but then I realized I could just create the information I need by handing out surveys to UF authors willing to give their opinion. I've created that survey, and it's a mere ten questions...um, a few of those are multi-part, but the whole thing is full of fun, fun, fun. Um...fun if you're a nerd like me, I guess.
If you're an author of urban fantasy (or if you write paranormal romance in a series that has no Happily Ever After at the end of book 1, since I think that straddles the line between para rom and UF), please contact me at UrbanFantasySurvey (at) g mail (dot) com. I'm not rushed for time, so if you're working against a deadline right now, there's no pressure to get to it. I'll only start freaking out if I don't have enough surveys back by, say, September. ;)