Friday, March 25, 2011

Are Literary Journals Dying?

The discussion is raging all over the Web today. Would it be better for everyone if some literary journals were allowed to die peacefully of natural causes? Quill & Quire hones the thoughts down while offering up some links:
It turns out a lot of us think that weeding the overgrown garden of literary journals might make the remaining plants grow healthier. With fewer magazines, content would improve, including writing with more eloquent metaphors than those describing overgrown gardens.


Blogger The Review Review said...

Well, there certainly are a lot of lit mags. But is the answer to really get rid of some? Or to try to promote a greater readership of literary journals? It's quite a complicated issue, I think. There are so many lit mags right now because there are so many aspiring writers (more than ever before!) If each one subscribed to one or two journals, then the abundance of lit mags may not be so problematic...

Becky T.,
The Review Review

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11:42:00 AM PDT  

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