So, let's start with the differences, which is what most people wonder about... I've made a little graphic to outline (what I think are) the key differences between literary fiction and commercial fiction are*:
HOWEVER, it's important to mention that what a lot of sites and people out there don't focus on is what the two types of fiction SHARE.
I personally think it's important to point out some of the key similarities between literary and commercial fiction.
classification, I'm sure!
*I definitely need to give a lot of credit to my amazing writing instructor, Bob Bausch. The first three of each column I learned directly from him in class...