Monday, March 2, 2009

Treisman Reports A Well-Spring of Stories

Maybe fiction isn't really dead.  Or maybe Deborah Treisman is just yanking your chain.  But, either way, here's a quotation, according to the Cat"Maybe because writers have been struggling or maybe because writers have more time, I've had more stories coming in now than I've seen in the last three or four years."  Go figure.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

unless there has been more than a proportional increase in the weeks per year, the answer will still be no.

Anonymous said...

She sure isn't responding to them very quickly and they aren't printing more stories. Of those they do, not too many (none?) are from nobodies.

Anonymous said...

From the article: "I've had a number of stories come in directly related to the recession."

Could be taken a couple different ways. Does she mean that some new stories coming in are about the recession? If so, how does she know? Shouldn't she be back reading stories submitted by Nobodies in early 2008?

We never figured out if there's a double standard going on over there with their twice a year submissions policy. Some big shots claim to send them everything. Do they get exceptions to the rule?

I'm not so appalled and I can fuction adequately for now. said...

This is newsworthy how? What periodical that prints fiction and poetry isn't seeing an upsurge in submissions these days.

To anon 12:53--Duh, of course the usual suspects are not subject to the 2-per-year cap. Just look at shouts and murmurs, it's a steady rotation among 4 or 5 dudes. (I haven't checked in a while, so maybe the lineup has changed)

But whatever...

Most people only read the NY for the non-fiction. (which I love love love by the way. Did you read the DFW piece?) The only peep I ever hear about NYer fiction is on lit blogs, which is a very small part of the world. There comes a point in every writer's life when he or she let's the NYer dream die. Let it.

Native Ink said...

I guess everyone has learned that writing literary fiction is a quick and easy way to make a buck.