Hmmmmm . . . I wonder what they’re doing, instead?

Stephen Elliott is the editor of two anthologies of “political fiction,” Politically Inspired and Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction (MacAdam/Cage). Both feature “left-leaning to liberal” pieces exclusively, although Elliot explains, in this article by Daniel Nester in Poets and Writers, that it wasn’t his intention for the books to be “politically homogenous:”

[H]e tried, but was unable, to find conservative contributors. “We really wanted a story from an extreme conservative,” says Elliott, who specifically asked for Republican or right-wing writers in a call for submissions that he sent to editors and writers. “The truth is, Republicans aren’t writing good literary fiction,” he says.

I think we’ve finally stumbled on the real reason Republicans have been in political ascendency over the past few years: not enough young, conservative English majors are going on to get MFAs.

Something must be done, I tell you!

[tags] political fiction [/tags]

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