Thursday, July 08, 2010

An obvious better alternative


    3 comments:

    Michael said...

    Thanks for posting this... I had not seen any of the hype on this yet.

    It's interesting that someone thought of this approach... It is equally interesting the arguments against it.

    It seems to me that such a policy, even if adopted by most publishers of literary journals would not likely be of significant impact on book stores to make major impact upon their profitability. It’s a nice gesture to a struggling industry for sure, but not likely to be the salvation of the independent book store.

    I agree a better plan is to simply shorten the reading window if you really don’t want so much material to weed through. It’s a more forthright approach.

    Benjamin Vogt said...

    That was very intriguing. I've read for several national lit journals, some big, some small, and amount of slush junk is overwhleming--but it's easy enough to get through if you are honest about it (i.e. just read part of the poem/s). I'm disencahnted with journals and such, and am sending out much less work--it's too time consuming, too expensive, and doesn't amount to more than 1-2 acceptances per year for me anyway. I'm a bit bitter, I guess, about the whole process and state of affairs in publishing--wish I was born 20 years earlier in some ways.

    雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...

    來拜訪你囉~期待你的下次文章~加油^^..................................................................