Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Junker v. Genoways
Looks like now the editors of VQR (Ted Genowasy) and Zyzzyva (Howard Junker) are going at each other. Have a read here. What I love is how Genoways, who has apologized for ridiculing slush pile writers, cannot pass a chance to justify his actions. Funny. Says Genoways of Junker, who has claimed to be shocked at VQR's offensive comments: "Of course, two weeks ago—on the Zyzzyva blog—Junker likened his own slush pile to a “barrel of crap” and a week before that compared it to John Bunyan’s “slough of despond.” (For those of you not up on your Pilgrim’s Progress, one scholar cited on Wikipedia explains that it is 'the low ground where the scum and filth of a guilty conscience, caused by conviction of sin, continually gather.')" Oh dear. To me they seem so alike that they should be at a bar having a drink, not pummeling each other in public. But what do I know?