I'm wondering how absolute the distinction is between literary and commercial or genre fiction. I have an opportunity to meet a few times with a writer's group to see if it is a good fit (both ways). They focus on commercial fiction: mystery, thrillers, romance, horror, sci-fi. The novel WIP I have going has elements of mystery and intrigue, but my writing style is reflective, and the MC struggles with loss, identity, conflicts about violence, relationships, and revenge--so my story is not just action and has some psychological and social themes. I tend towards a descriptive style. So I really have thought of myself more in the literay fiction camp. I realize that perhaps I will only know if this group can work for me after I attend a few meetings, but it's got me thinking about whether these categories need to be mutually exclusive. I'm curious what others think and whether you can cite examples of authors who seem to straddle this "boundary."