And here I was thinking I'll NEVER get published without a Masters in lit. Well it looks like it is lit but not the lit in books.
I do immensely respect Joyce Carol Oates, and maybe even more now that she has come out of the publishing closet. Oates says, "As an author with a half century of literary success behind me, I can assure you the only way to make it in this industry is to meet as many publishers as you possibly can and then fuck them." And a lot more on the article published by The Onion Jun 4, 2013