The Standard of Literature – Gatekeepers or Critics?

Dan Green has an interesting post up at The Reading Experience on The Standard of Literature. Responding to a piece by Alison Walsh on Why writers still need gatekeepers, Dan argues that what is needed is not more gatekeepers but more critics: Editorial gatekeeping is at best a hopelessly subjective and uncertain enterprise that encourages the editor who has often arbitrarily been granted power over a writers fate to project his/her fallible judgment as the “standard of literature.”...

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