Facing Facts in Oregon writes in about a Poets and Writers article concerning the numbers game: writers vs. marketplace. It's an interesting take on things, to say the least. Its basic premise: lots of writers, not enough markets for their work. Do check it out. Comments section available below. Thanks FFiO.
The creative writers in this country—those who have earned an MFA and those who haven't—produce untold millions of poems, stories, novels, and essays. But for whom are they writing? Where is the readership to support this prodigious output? Certainly, bookstores and libraries prove that there are still readers out there. Yet Reading at Risk sounds the alarm that the practice of literary reading in America is in serious decline.