The Fiction Cliff editor December 21, 2012 News Electric Literature is scheduled to automatically publish a set of remarkably bad stories at midnight on December 31, 2012 unless we avert the FICTION CLIFF. These terrible stories, with their transparent plot devices, one-dimensional characters, remedial grammatical errors, adverbs galore, lazy writing, and smug hipster irony, are expected to weigh heavily on readers desperate for good fiction and may drive the publishing industry into an emotional and fiscal depression. What You Can Do To Help To prevent the Fiction Cliff, please make a tax-deductible contribution to Recommended Reading. High-caliber fiction is rare, free high-caliber fiction rarer still. If you have enjoyed even a single story in Recommended Reading, please help us continue to recommend the best fiction, to pay writers, and to bring it to you, every week, for free. Love, Halimah, Ben, and Andy Electric Literature P.S. This is Our Year-end Appeal. We’re only going to beg you for money like this once a year. Help us make it count. Please donate now by clicking here. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.