So you might have seen this already, but I thought it was worth a second showing, just for shits and grins. A friend directed my attention to this illustration that neatly summarizes, I believe, the tension between "literary fiction" and any of the "genres" of fiction--thriller, romance, sci fi / fantasy, etc.
Sad but true.*
*This is not to say that all science fiction or fantasy is good, but there is at least the potential for well-written prose and plot in all genres, not just those that the establishment deems worthy.