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    This Is Why Contemporary Literature Is So God-Awful

    This is the reason most novels I now read were published prior to 1980...I simply cannot stomach most modern propaganda that passes for literature. From estrogen-friendly 'The Guardian;'

    "Why is this? That same male publisher points to the Vintage promotion in particular, noting that almost all the editors in that division are female. (Of 19 editors commissioning fiction at Vintage, only four are men.) And this isnít just one team in one company, he argues Ė itís a gender balance replicated across the industry. (A diversity survey released in February by the UK Publishers Association, had 64% of the publishing workforce as female with women making up 78% of editorial, 83% of marketing and 92% of publicity.)"

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    Re: This Is Why Contemporary Literature Is So God-Awful

    Quote Originally Posted by Duplin27852 View Post
    This is the reason most novels I now read were published prior to 1980...I simply cannot stomach most modern propaganda that passes for literature. From estrogen-friendly 'The Guardian;'

    "Why is this? That same male publisher points to the Vintage promotion in particular, noting that almost all the editors in that division are female. (Of 19 editors commissioning fiction at Vintage, only four are men.) And this isn’t just one team in one company, he argues – it’s a gender balance replicated across the industry. (A diversity survey released in February by the UK Publishers Association, had 64% of the publishing workforce as female with women making up 78% of editorial, 83% of marketing and 92% of publicity.)"
    I canceled my subscription to SKI Magazine about 15+ years ago when they showcased the "burned-out-heroine-junkie-look" in their models, and showcasing one of their writers pregnancy, the fucking magazine went to shit! Gynocentric fuckin puke shit on every page! It turned into a grocery store female gossip rack material, right up there with all the rest!

    Reading woman writes this, woman writes that, is just a tedious and fucking boring as dealing with them and their rambling bullshit face to face! There's nothing they can't ruin!
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    Re: This Is Why Contemporary Literature Is So God-Awful

    Ever read even part of the Twilight series or 50 Shades of Grey, what about the True Blood series? They read as though they were written by a 12 year old girl.

    TV and movies have become the same all propaganda and not even pretending to conceal it. They even twist classics like 1984, Brave New World etc to be warning signs about Right wing/Conservatives when all along it was a foretelling of Socialism.
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    Re: This Is Why Contemporary Literature Is So God-Awful

    Quote Originally Posted by Duplin27852 View Post
    ​This is the reason most novels I now read were published prior to 1980...I simply cannot stomach most modern propaganda that passes for literature. From estrogen-friendly 'The Guardian;'

    "Why is this? That same male publisher points to the Vintage promotion in particular, noting that almost all the editors in that division are female. (Of 19 editors commissioning fiction at Vintage, only four are men.) And this isn’t just one team in one company, he argues – it’s a gender balance replicated across the industry. (A diversity survey released in February by the UK Publishers Association, had 64% of the publishing workforce as female with women making up 78% of editorial, 83% of marketing and 92% of publicity.)"
    A friend of mine got a wild hair to write a novel. He wrote it and I read his manuscript. It basically flows pretty well, the characters are developed strongly, the narrative is entertaining, etc. So, I encouraged him to look for an agent.

    It was a disaster. Agents only want to deal with someone who has a gigantic social media following. All others need not apply. But my friend was determined.

    He contacted agents anyway and heard nothing but rejections. He has a plainly masculine name and most of the agents he contacted had blurbs in their bios like "I especially want to hear from marginalized voices, LGBT, women, POC" and so forth. So, basically, straight white men should keep their letters to themselves.

    In exasperation, my friend contacted publishers directly. But you can already guess how that turned out since he didn't have an agent.

    My friend would not tolerate all this gatekeeping tho. So, rather than admit defeat, he crowdfunded his novel and sold a few thousand copies, the profits from which are entirely his.

    Suddenly, all these female literary agents started beating down his door with offers to represent him.

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    Re: This Is Why Contemporary Literature Is So God-Awful

    Quote Originally Posted by OwenWentFullMGTOW View Post
    A friend of mine got a wild hair to write a novel. He wrote it and I read his manuscript. It basically flows pretty well, the characters are developed strongly, the narrative is entertaining, etc. So, I encouraged him to look for an agent.

    It was a disaster. Agents only want to deal with someone who has a gigantic social media following. All others need not apply. But my friend was determined.

    He contacted agents anyway and heard nothing but rejections. He has a plainly masculine name and most of the agents he contacted had blurbs in their bios like "I especially want to hear from marginalized voices, LGBT, women, POC" and so forth. So, basically, straight white men should keep their letters to themselves.

    In exasperation, my friend contacted publishers directly. But you can already guess how that turned out since he didn't have an agent.

    My friend would not tolerate all this gatekeeping tho. So, rather than admit defeat, he crowdfunded his novel and sold a few thousand copies, the profits from which are entirely his.

    Suddenly, all these female literary agents started beating down his door with offers to represent him.
    I'm not surprised at all. Most novels I read now were published at least 40 years ago, and often earlier. Almost all recent Science Fiction in particular is absolute propaganda, obviously chosen for publication because it is 100% politically correct....and poorly written. The heroes are female, gay, bisexual, Black or so timid they have to ask their stronger girlfriend for permission to speak. Women have ruined contemporary American and British literature...period.
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