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. â€œWe really wanted a story from an extreme conservative,â€ says Elliott, who specifically asked for Republican or right-wing writers in a call for submissions that he sent to editors and writers. â€œThe truth is, Republicans arenâ€™t writing good literary fiction,â€ 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]