Quote Originally Posted by pdichellis View Post
My experience is mostly based on how magazine/anthology editors categorize short stories: "Heist stories" or "Heists" are often a separate, recognized sub-genre of crime or crime-thriller stories; a con man story is likely included in the general overall category of crime stories.

Good luck!
Still within the crime genre, though, that's good to know. That was definitely where I initially intended for my story to fall, but as I've been writing it, it has grown more into 'the life of a con man' (woman, actually, but whatever), so I suspect I've punted my story back to the world of mainstream, even though the back half of the book is going to be one long con. We'll see. Thanks so much for your input!