A vast public collection of real-life rejection
ok, so she's mad that electric pays 1,000 bucks a story and are distinguishing themselves (and disparaging others) verbally because of this. well, if i was giving a thousand bucks a story to writers while heavily funded reviews (pick one: Paris, Missouri, Mississippi, etc.) didn't offer nearly as much, i would be distinguishing myself too--for great reason!also, that ad is amazing.
I haven't heard them disparage anyone, actually.
what a bunch of bullshit, and what a strange topic for a rant. carping about a lit mag that brags about paying contributors? earth to roxanne: paying contributors is a good thing and something worth bragging about. paying contributors is the only way to get authors to submit their A stories to you. you are jealous because you can't pay contributors and therefore cannot attract good writers? sorry, that's life.
i love that they pay what should be today's going rate for a short story.but honestly? i think the site looks really really dumb. i would never buy a copy.reading that's "bad" for you? how stupid. instead of trying to be cool and hip and trendy (like too many journals already), why not try to be *smart*? and look for great writing that's not being printed elsewhere? we need something like that. this won't last.
ok now i just read the rant on that blog. i don't know what's dumber, that blogger or the concept behind this magazine. that blogger thought their ads were *sexy*? they made me blush not because i thought it was "sexy" but because i couldn't believe how lame they were! oh dear. that rant was pathetic. i am beginning to think that it's time to reboot the internet and start over.
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