Everybody’s Writing, Nobody’s Reading

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Oh, boy… over at the Virginia Quarterly Review, yesterday’s editors’ blog suggests that the number of writers is multiplying exponentially, while literary venues are shrinking. As they describe the situation,

“We dare say that half of the top fiction venues of the last decade—and indeed some of the great American fiction venues of all time—are in danger of folding or have already folded for lack of readership.”

Seems everybody’s writing, but nobody is reading. What gives?

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1 thought on “Everybody’s Writing, Nobody’s Reading”

  1. I feel you. I think it’s extremely unfortunate and almost pathetic. People are just too lazy nowadays. Could part of it be that there’s too much to choose from, though?

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