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  • Started 10 years ago by bradrtorgersen
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  1. JonathanStrahan

    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 10 years ago #
  2. steffenwolf

    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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #

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