In which others opine

In my ongoing quest to entice others to do the hard stuff (i.e., think) for me, I’ve created a new category, “Guest Opinions,” in which I’ll feature short, provocative guest postings on various literary topics.

I’ll be posting the first two together this afternoon because they are — quite by accident — complementary and in many ways contradictory. The interplay between the two is, as I say, coincidental. Each was written independently of the other.

Future opinions may be posted alone, rather than in pairs, but in all cases I hope they will contribute to the cultural discussion about the state of contemporary literature and publishing.

Please note: At the moment, due to general overload (about which I’ll say more as the week progresses) in Maudland, I’m not taking submissions. I’ll let you know if something changes.


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