So Laura Miller wrote an op-ed piece complaining about NaNoWriMo and how it is symptomatic of a drive towards writing and not reading, and how she (presumably as an author) has trouble with that. She complains that people are more interested in writing than reading (citing the sales of ‘how to write’ books outstripping those of fiction books) and how she had anecdotal evidence of writers who were ‘too busy to read’. She also stated that agents and publishers were bracing for the influx of un-revised, poor quality novels to their slush piles, and bemoaned those writers who do not understand the meaning of the word ‘revision’.
I recently entered the Hares & Hyenas‘ Sex Off Write Off competition, being run in conjunction with Midsumma, and have just been offered a publication opportunity for my short story entry with banQuet Press‘ 2011 Anthology banQuet 2011: A feast of new writing and art by Australian Queer Men. The Anthology is due to launch in …