Thanks guys! Glad to know that literary fantasy is a genre. I'm not actually looking for story ideas (I've already written/am writing the literary fantasy story I'm planning to tell!), but hopefully your suggestions will help anyone else browsing this thread. And I love seeing all your thoughts!

Quote Originally Posted by Erin Kelly View Post
Think about the classics you loved, and what you loved about them. You can bring that into whatever genre you write. For example: Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite literary characters. I asked myself: What is it about Heathcliff that makes him so interesting to me? Why do I like him so much? And I incorporated those elements into one of the characters in my YA thriller, which is nothing like Wuthering Heights.
This is exactly the type of thing I do. Happy to see someone else is doing it, too!