Writing

How to Recognize and Write Upmarket Fiction

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 1, 2021 • 3 min read

Have you ever read a novel that manages to straddle the line between being a page-turning popcorn thriller and dense literary fiction? More and more books are being published that are hard to classify as either commercial fiction or literary fiction. Oftentimes these books fall into a hybrid fiction category known as upmarket fiction.