Quote Originally Posted by Eliza azilE View Post
A few years ago I was flipping through the Writer's Market, and even back then there were at least two sources (agents, publishers, I forget) who requested NO MORE present because they were sick of it.

If there's ever an upsurge, prepare for a pullback.
Well, I've also seen the same warnings abut first person of any kind. This usually happens not because present tense or first person doesn't sell, but because a great story is written in one or the other, and fifty-eight million new writers flood agents and editors with horribly written present tense or first person.

There are always exceptions, and writers should usually write whatever it is they most love to read and write, but there is no doubt that third person limited is the safest POV for new writers. It's the "easiest" POV for most new writers to handle.