The contemporary literary system's house of cards could be collapsed with one good shove-- but it will take that shove.
Right now I'm looking for support against the system wherever-- wherever-- I can find it. That support isn't to be found where I've been looking, so I have to search elsewhere.
Here are the current trends which are approaching an extreme:
NEW YORK TIMES:
Trend: Down. (For all of these, going-out-of-business Down.)
SUPPLY OF WRITERS:
DEMAND FOR CREATIVE WRITERS:
VALUE OF THE WRITER:
Trend: Way Down.