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  • Started 9 years ago by bradrtorgersen
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  1. JonathanStrahan
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    I meant to respond to this: "(By the way, it's not just us and the Dell mags, is it? When I spoke with Shawna last October, she didn't indicate that REALMS OF FANTASY accepts e-subs either.)"

    Truthfully, I don't think there's been any really comprehensive attempt to determine exactly who does and who does not accept electronic submissions. The Big Three are simply easy targets.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. steffenwolf
    Member

    I'd always assumed that the reason for postal submissions is to pre-filter the submissions down to a lower number.

    I certainly wouldn't mind e-submissions. It's not that I mind printing the story and dropping it in the mailbox. As Brad said, I like the ritual. And in F&SF's case, the extra time delay for postal submissions isn't an issue either, because of the lightning fast response.

    The major appeal of e-submissions to me is the savings on postage. Since I haven't made a fiction sale yet, postage is a major factor for me. Most of the manuscripts I write cost between $1.50 and $2 to mail, not including printing costs. If every magazine only took postal submissions, I would now be hundreds of dollars in the red from my writing career. As it is, the amount of money lost through submitting is a much lower amount.

    But whether or not F&SF accepts e-subs or not in the future, they'll still be getting my submissions.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. Dave, I sympathize, regarding postage cost. This is the first year I've actually sat down and done a spreadsheet on my writing expenses -- because Dean Smith and Kris Rusch told me to, for tax purposes -- and the figures have been a little eye-popping. Fortunately between my full time civilian career and part-time military career I have the liquid funds to keep the paper subs flowing out. If I was a truly Starving Artiste, I might feel differently. (grin)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  4. Another thing that glares out at me during this whole InterToob debate, and which I already noted on the WOTF forum.

    The world is filled with people who think they know how to do everyone else's job better than it's already being done.

    =^)

    Posted 9 years ago #

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