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Hierarchy of Fear (most fearful to least fearful*) in the Literary World photo

 

-Employed by university

-Editor at a literary journal tied to a university or non profit board

-Editor at a literary journal attempting to be good, moral ppl (see: 1990s Christian Right)

-Employed by public high school/private school

-MFA student

-writer who has purchased social media followers and thus unwilling to lose social media followers/$$$ (presents as “socialist/anti-capitalist” lmao)

-Shopping for an agent

-Shopping a book/for a book deal w agent

-Shopping a book/for a book deal sans agent

-Waiting for book to come out/weeks of publicity

-Touring book (top three publishers)

-Touring book (mid level publisher)

-Touring book (small press publisher)

-Self publishing and/or publishing w obscure small presses, white collar, non-literary occupation

-Self publishing and/or publishing w obscure small presses, blue collar, non-literary occupation

-self publishing and/or publishing w obscure small presses, lives at home with mom and/or dad, unemployed

-retired from teaching at a community college, living in small apartment in small town on extremely minimal budget, publishing with small presses, sans agent

-Independent $$$, publishing with small presses, sans agent, minimally to moderately “unhinged”

 

 

*and/or least liberated to most liberated in one’s writing/art/ability to align oneself with liberated artist/writer friend

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