Well, are we God now with facebook, blogs, websites and profiles galore? It seems in the writerly world lately criticism leveled at some person or practice is answered in a matter of days if not hours. Recent examples: Tom Bissell responding on this site. Howard Junker, editor of Zyzzyva responding to Lauren Becker about subscription offers. And John Freeman, editor of Granta, responded to Lauren Becker again at VIP’s on VSF about Granta’s policies on flash fiction. Also the editors of Fourteen Hills responded to Ryan’s call about month ago at HTML Giant.
I assume this is a good thing. We want attention, we want more comments. Is it comforting knowing that with a few lines of constructive criticism, you can have the focus of your inquiry breathing back words, albeit through cyberspace?
Do you have something you want to get off your chest? Is there someone you want to clear the air with? Tell us….