Have you seen this article yet, Banned by the Publisher? Nick Cole, who has had the privilege of a commericially successful book, lost a contract for fear a single chapter could be understood as socially unacceptable, “guaranteed to lose fifty percent of [the] audience,” and “deeply offensive.” Because it could be read as pro-life. Is that the kind of moral sensitivity running the publishing world these days? Are hostile publishers driving established, professional writers into self-publishing?
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In a sense, the question “Where to submit” draws the line between the writing hobbyist and the dreamer. There’s a sense of finality to it, at least for me. It’s like asking, “Where will I lay my hopes?” and, of course, that’s truly a part of it. So, while I would not presume to answer such a personal question, for now let’s consider some of the related questions that get us one step closer to finding our place (or places) in the world of writing.