At the recent Wild Wild West Con I had a few occasions to talk with school teachers and librarians. They all said about the same thing, they thought their students would be interested in stuff like weird westerns, but they had qualms about recommending it for fear that it might carry too much in the way of excessive sex and violence for young people. Have they seen what's on TV lately? Anyway, I assured her that little of my products fall in that camp and also suggested a few other things they could feel good about recommending to young people.
I was glad to talk to them about this. It's been obvious that librarians shy away from weird western type of material, at least I know some of their concerns. And it got me to re-focus my radar a bit as well. Two of the submissions for a weird western project I'm editing came in with references to visiting the whores at the saloon. Well, I suggested visiting the saloon girls as an alternative. Am I censoring? I don't think so. It was a minor issue in both stories. Still, some of these writers are so darned touchy.