Rumpus Founder Stephen Elliot on mob mentality; Derek Owusu on Granta's lists; Drift profile; advice on submissions & copyright for writers; job at Georgia Review; lit mags closing & more
There are several odd things about the Elliott interview on Hobart Pulp. One is that the interviewer says straightforwardly that she did no research about Elliott or any of the complex circumstances she is asking him about. Another is that several images Hobart runs with the interview are screenshots obviously there purely for the purpose of mocking Moira Donegan. Finally, the piece includes gratuitous insults and potshots at many writers and editors, and they're given no opportunity to respond.
It didn’t take many rejections for me to understand that some magazines just don’t publish the sort of story that I write. For that reason, I don’t waste my time, or theirs, submitting to them anymore.
ugh-plus-hell-yes for this one, Becky, thank you !!!
just opened a Rejection today from APR (image-capture of said Rejection NOT attached)...
just want to say how grateful I am for the LIT MAG NEWS relevant takes/supportive insouciance and overall exposure to viewpoints I would not find anywhere else... #ThankYou J.
I would love some suggestions (and gosh, maybe even a write-up in a future newsletter) on how to go about promoting a new litmag! Especially when you have a small budget. One wants to use funds with a lot of thought and it can be hard sorting through options (besides socials I mean). Asking because, well, my partner and I have just started a litmag! (OnlyPoems) 🏽🌻
The Derek Owusu piece feels strangely self-pitying to me. Hard to sympathize with a guy who gets named one of Britain’s 20 hot new writers and then complains people aren’t talking about him enough.
Heavy stuff from Stephen Elliot. Great content. thanks Becky!