is whether there's a desire among underground/unconnected writers for a new literary movement-- to be a "new avant-garde" as espoused further below; or if instead writers truly believe they can have success by following the "mainstream" crowd.
with this blog right now is to present arguments in favor of such a movement. Surely, it would have to be much different a movement, in conception and look, than the "rebellion" which made noise a few years ago.
Do there exist writers capable of writing "pop" stories?
Moreover, a new kind of literary art would be only the first step. That new art would have to be accompanied by theoretical/critical justification for it. A new movement would be two-track: A.) Exciting new stories on one track; B.) Quality essays and reviews about the stories on the other.
Watch for a prototype "pop" story of my own upcoming-- more stripped-down than my "Death of a Drug Dealer" (now up on another blog), which itself is in a pop mode.