Re: Ego board
Yup. Another thing- I don't know how many people submit to these mags, online or otherwise.... and there are dozens of them if you plug away at Duotropes...
Most pay Zip, BuT: even some of the token/semi-pro pay places- it's really worth reading some of their stories first, because they can be pretty awful, which leads me to the conclusion that they don't have an real editor, or it's a bunch of friends or whatever... but I wouldn't submit to many of them, and would advise others to do the same. It's not worth being 'published' on some online archive, it just gives the freebie people more strength, a bad thing.
Yes, say their blurbs- you do it for the love! of writing... we are 'non-profit' like that's automatically a good thing?
I have no issues submitting to a place that only pays a contributor copy or two- as long as the overall standard of writing is acceptable. Unfortunately, one has to figure this out oneself- find the online issue and read the stories yourself.
I was set to send off an HPLish thing last nite- then I read the stuff they had online and couldn't make it through two paragraphs. Conclude rant.
Mouse I have 4K of plumber Wally done... there's this cleaning woman involved, and the lovely Captain... so I'm writing up these unscrupulous women, which is lots fun!