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March 1, 2017

Advice for Submitting to Literary Magazines in the Coming Totalitarian Dystopia

Is it imaginatively transporting (I mean, will it make me forget that we elected a fucking fascist sociopath for even like ten seconds)?
Is it really entertaining? (For this question, consider using the litmus test WOULD READING IT ALOUD DISTRACT THE FOOT SOLDIERS COMING TO ARREST ME LONG ENOUGH TO COME UP WITH AN ESCAPE PLAN?) Remember that every editor is reading your submission thinking it might be the last one they ever get to read; they don’t want to be pulled kicking and screaming into a van thinking, “Not another quiet domestic story where nothing happens.” - - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 1, 2017 11:36 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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From "The Bubble". Hmm. Clever.

Posted by: DrTedNelson at March 1, 2017 4:37 PM

Literary magazines? I thought they went out when LIFE quit publishing.

Posted by: BillH at March 2, 2017 7:01 AM

Read the whole article. It's a quiet riot run amok!

Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 2, 2017 11:25 AM

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