In a recent interview with The Guardian, Jeanette Winterson decried the growing homogenization of literature due to the proliferation of writer training programs.
"The crazy part of it is that we are breeding professional, competent, homogenized writers who will go on to teach writing that is professional, competent and homogenized."
Competence is good. But uniformity is not. This expresses perfectly our concern - and explains why we set up such an unusual selection process for Best Paris Stories.