How Do The Publishing Industry Like (Ancient) Chinese Stories
Question: Hi.I am a Chinese college student aspiring to write a story on a royal family set in ancient China in English, and would like to make it known. Nevertheless I am concerned about the possibility of my writing being immediately ignored by the Western publishing industry simply because that sort of story is totally not marketable?Answer
There is always a market for well written stories (in fact, quality of writing is probably the most important factor). If you can create an emotionally compelling plot as well, you stand a good chance of being publishable.
As for the subject matter... Historical fiction is a well established genre. Many English readers like stories set in the past and in places outside Western countries. Exotic settings are appealing becaue they give readers the chance to learn about and immerse themselves in cultures and lifestyles outside their own daily experience.
So I wouldn't worry about the marketability of your idea. Just focus on writing the best story you can.