Diligently browsing around in the Forum, I remember seeing a discussion on this topic somewhere, but I couldn't find it again. Sorry if I rehash other threads. A published author (and editor) met at a reading has advised me against sending out a novel written in the first person (150,000 words). He kindly accepted to see samples, and he said that the execution is good, and he liked my voice very much; so it isn't a matter of difficulty, says he. This professional thinks that novels written in the first person "do not match the current market". Problem: I don't wish to change this, unless it's REALLY vital. I'll change anything else but not the POV . No stubborness, here. I just feel in my guts that it's "right" for the story. But I'd like to know more about the topic. Two questions: 1) Is it true that the first person is not "fashionable"? Would this diminish my chances of being published? 2) Who are the authors who have published novels written in the first person in, say, the last five years? Thank you in anticipation (I'm very worried).