Fall 1968 • Vol. XXX No. 4 The International Symposium on the Short Story, Part OneJanuary 1, 1968 |

Canada

Canada: Hugh Hood I'm amused and a little rueful to find myself making my first contribution to The Kenyon Review in this symposium, because I've been trying to place a story here, on and off, for more than a decade, and I see that one of the preoccupations of contribu- tors to the discussion is the supposedly dwindling market for the short story. If this condition did exist, my recommenda- tion would be: let The Kenyon Review and the other reviews run plenty of stories, mine among them.470 THE SHORT STORY On a first look at the situation it does seem as if demand for the story had about dried up. Thirty years ago, the argument runs, even the mass-circulation magazines would run good stories. Esquire, Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, At- lantic, Harper's, Scribner's, and several others would pay large fees for stories and present them to enormous audiences. Where are they now? If they still exist, they run fact-fiction or straight documentary. Publishers won't consider collecti

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