Wednesday, October 03, 2007

take the poll!

Do you subscribe to the magazines that reject your work?


David Lee said...

I don't subscribe to any magazines at the moment. And the magazines that have published my work don't offer subscriptions.

Anonymous said...

as a part-time editor, i can say without reservation:

1. if you have not read our journal, it is very very obvious.

2. it bugs me.

3. it is usually a waste of your time to send us work, because you have no idea what you are doing and are probably spamming everyone you found in one of those "how to publish your poems" books.

of course, the market economy solves all problems, and editors have discovered a way to make money off of people like this: it's called reading fees!

Glenn Ingersoll said...

One of my first non-school publications was in a journal that would choose one of the best poems from the batch you sent (everyone who sent work got something in it), then charge you $8 for a photo copy, staple near the spine 8 1/2 X 11 zine. That's one way to pay the way.

Thanks for voting, David, Simon, and No-Comment!