The unpublished, fanfic writers and virtuous editorial interns.
Those who lust for major book contracts without ever having finished a novel.
Cerebrus oppresses the simultaneous submitters and hot-button query writers.
Writers of slash. Also careless agents and editors.
Publishers do battle in the marshes of the Styx.
Packagers and book distributors are trapped in burning warehouses filled with remainders.
The Minotaur guards "hot new voices" and "breakout writers."
Best selling writers who pretend their science fiction isn't.
Critics and reviewers are frozen within Cocytus' ice and forced to suckle from Satan's tail.
Corrections and emendations invited, as always.
Edited according to tnh's excellent suggestions.