About Jacob M. Appel

Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up and The Biology of Luck. His short story collection, Scouting for the Reaper, is forthcoming in November. More at: www.jacobmappel.com

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Reflections on the Silent, Insidious Writer Shortage of the 21st Century

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Monday, October 28th, 2013 | 1,645 views

Everywhere one travels in literary circles—book launches, cocktail parties, the adjunct lounges at third-tier academic institutions—one hears the same lament: We have too many writers. Whether the cause is the invention of the word processor and the availability of self-publishing on demand, or the explosion of new MFA programs, or merely a culture steeped in […]

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