From this question:
However, unless you're an established author, you don't have the luxury of declaring your work to be fantasy or science fiction like Fowler does; someone else has to do that for you. That means your editor, publisher, your readership, and/or your peers and critics must declare it fantasy to be so.
I know next to nothing about publishing. After reading this, I am worried about being published in the wrong genre (assuming I ever get published). In my particular case, I am worried about being published under "young adult romance" (rather than "young adult fantasy") since my two main characters are very close, and their relationship can be mistaken as a romance.
Romance is something I want to avoid entirely. Is being published in the wrong genre something I have to worry about, or am I just being paranoid?