it's january so of course i am thinking about death . . .
in this case i'm thinking about the death of literary magazines as bemoaned in a recent article in Salon.com. funding is being cut everywhere and so many lit mags have folded and i'm wondering in some ways is this not a good thing? certainly in the last 30 years there has been a surfeit of short fiction that only other grads of mfa programs care to read. maybe short fiction might become something less self-indulgent, something more satisfying to read.
anyway. the world of print is a-changing. all the venues i've published in--newspapers, magazines, whatever. will they even be around in ten years?
i'm trying to see this as opportunity somehow.