I have a number of stories I wish to have published. Two present their own unique "problems." 1. I have a story in which the dialogue (and there really isn't much, and what there is, it isn't important, is written in French. The main problem I have though is that this story revolves around a pedophile. There are no rape scenes, but there are oblique references to past sex crimes he's committed, sexual overtones, and in the end he drags a girl into an alleyway (but she is not raped -- a gargoyle kills the pedophile). It's like my Paris-set rendition of Nabokov's Lolita, if you will. 2. I have a story in which I am more experimental with punctuation. I don't use quotation marks, and leave a space after commas. An example, not from the story, is: Up ahead : the tank. There it is, he said. I can see it now. Another monkeywrench is that the main characters are Muslims guerrillas. They aren't on a "jihad," and their Islamic identity is not actually important to the story. They aren't racist, or terrorists. There is an offhand mention to a joke, and the passage reads something like this (paraphrased): How did it go? Oh yeah, the one about the hooker and the rabbi. Are these too politically correct, and is the formatting too strange for them to be published by mainstream publishers? Thanks.