Originally Posted by zpeteman
Talk to most any agent or editor in the industry and as soon as you mention fantasy they start chuckling. Unfortunately they are right for the most part.
Odd, since all the literary agents I know make a ton more off their fantasy authors :P
Gotta say, I've been in or around the industry my entire life, and I've never heard it referred to as a joke. Maybe it just depends on who you talk to. /shrug