Summer 2005 • Vol. XXVII No. 3 Editor's NotesJuly 1, 2005 |

Editor’s Notes

EDITOR'S NOTES A nother door closes. . . . As I write these comments, the New York 7Tmes carries the announcement that the Atlantic Monthly will no longer be publishing fiction in its print magazine. Should we be surprised? Probably not. Most of the commercial outlets for literary short fiction have disappeared entirely in recent years. The New Yorker still carries a story most every week, but that's down from the two or even three in the olden days. Still, the news is shocking. And sad. The Atlantic, after all, has published premier fiction for nearly 150 years. The editors claim the change will allow them to offer more space for "long-form narrative reporting." I sup- pose that ungainly descriptor covers the niche they're trying to carve out for themselves in these increasingly competitive times. But is that all there is to it? Did their polling of readers suggest a dying of interest in short fiction? Our polls (we sent out a reader survey with the last issue) suggest surely not.

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EDITOR'S NOTES A nother door closes. . . . As I write these comments, the New York 7Tmes carries the announcement that the Atlantic Monthly will no longer be publishing […]

Editor’s Notes

By D. H. L.

EDITOR'S NOTES A nother door closes. . . . As I write these comments, the New York 7Tmes carries the announcement that the Atlantic Monthly will no longer be publishing […]

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