That makes two publishers who categorized my book as young adult (and don’t publish YA.)
Re the categorization: It’s no wonder, now that I think about it. “Reev Nax and the Dark One’s Hand” has more in common with Harry Potter and the Dragonlance Chronicles and Eragon (in a sense of its style and characters) than it does with modern doorstopper fantasy novels. Also, it’s short (270 pages/63000 words) which is the typical word count for YA.
Most of my ideas are indeed geared toward a younger subset… high school/college-age fantasy fans. I haven’t read many non-fantasy YA books, but I think I might on the next trip to the bookstore, or once I get my Nook. Either way, I’m going to query YA agents and see how it all turns out.
The fact that I’m 22 might give a reason why I write YA-targeted books.