Monday, October 31, 2011

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Hey all you ghouls and goblins!

What's scarier than a killer clown? More horrifying than an invasive blob? Could it be...Lit mags charging submission fees? A recent article on Forbes reveals how more lit mags plan to combat financial challenges by charging writers who submit work. Certainly such a move offers many advantages, including writers being more careful about where they submit, which may in turn decrease the average slush pile, which is good for editors and writers alike. Writers also might take more care in polishing their work if they know they are paying for submissions. On the downside, having to pay money for anything limits the population which participates. Making writers pay to have their work read could end up alienating the very people whose stories most need to be heard. That, friends, is scary indeed.

Care to weigh in? Post a comment on Twitter with the hashtag #LitMagFees. Make sure to include @TheReviewReview so we can see it. We will try to respond to all comments, and will include some in next week's newsletter. We're curious how you all feel about this, so do join the discussion!

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