Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More on Literary Magazines

Daniel Green has an essay in CONTEXT
HERE on literary magazines. He's done his homework on this one, comparing a number of the more prominent lits. He raises the one question that really matters: why is the fiction published in these magazines so uniformly bland, why are there so few exceptions (Green mentions some)to the conventions of narrative realism? One would think, if there is any mission to justify this strange institution, it would be to seek out and encourage writers who challenge the forms and expand the range of short fiction.

Green's essay is a MUST read.

1 comment:

  1. Gone to read the article, but not before I catch up on the rest of the posts I've missed. :o)