New York — specifically Brooklyn, in the past decade or so — is lousy with writers. It feels like a hundred people get off the bus at Port Authority every day, pen and Moleskine in hand, look up at the New York Times Building across the street, and say, “I’ll make it into your Book Review — someday!”
But as Michelle Dean pointed out yesterday, places like Brooklyn and San Francisco are becoming too overcrowded with writers and other creative types, to the point where, not only are there too many people trying to do the same thing in the same place, but it’s becoming impossible for the newer, less successful among them to pay the skyrocketing rent.
Since the world shouldn’t and doesn’t revolve around those two places, Flavorwire has compiled a list of 20 cities that — while not home to many big publishing houses or national…
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