Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The fate of literary magazines

I'm sad. While working on submissions I thought I would check out the latest theme for Writer's Post Journal, the literary magazine that published my interview gone wrong story, Sweaty Palms, over a year ago.

When I got to their site I found they are out of business. I feel bad for them. I always said that if a magazine would publish me I'd get a subscription. Unfortunately, their yearly price was in the $100 range so I settled for buying a few different issues, not to mention a few of the issue with my story. Of course, now I wish I had bought more of both. Not only to help out a literary magazine but also because now I'll never be able to buy more of the issue with my story.

It's discouraging that this is the fate of a lot of small literary magazines that are one of the few places a fiction writer can get a start.

Well on the topic of things gone wrong, visit my livejournal for a great story on how I won't have to worry about sweaty palms at a job interview anytime in the near future.


D.B. Echo said...

I may have killed my chances of working at a munitions factory by being rather open about my opinions of the current administration on my blog. I'm not entirely sure that's a bad thing. Of course, I never mention my full name on my blog, but it wouldn't take too much sleuthing for someone to find it.

Ashley said...

I usually put all the really bad stuff I have to say on my livejournal,which doesn't have my real name.
I guess it didn't really occur to me that I should make sure I never said anything bad before applying for a job because I don't usually say bad things.
Too late now, I guess.