So apparently "chick-lit" is dead. See here "Pub Rants" by Agent Kristen Nelson and here an interview with another agent I researched. That totally stinks. My guess, from some of the comments on Kristen's blog, is that readers want something more substantial than dating and drinking, shopping and s-e-x. Depth. They are looking for depth. I can give them depth, but how do I get past the stereotype of frivolous fluff?