Literary forms like the short story and the poem nowadays feature less and less in printed media because of market conditions, an artist says.

“Literary magazines and journals are practically non-existent in this country or at least have lost their importance. It clearly shows our apathetic attitude toward literature,” Poet Nirwan Dewanto said at the 2016 ASEAN Literary Festival on Sunday.

It was rare to find printed media that still featured researched works, he said, adding some publications still existed such as Horizon Literature Magazine and Koran Tempo.

“However, Horizon magazine is difficult to find in the market,” Nirwan asserted.

As mediums decreased publishing short stories and poetry, the situation became more difficult, Nirwan said.

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Short stories/poems Scarce in Printed Media – Short Story News

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