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3.12.2007

i go on a small tirade

it takes me a while to respond. this is not because we have so many submissions that it's impossible for me to make it through them all quickly, and it is not because i take so much time to study each submission and make sure it is something we can or cannot use. it is because i am not anxious to make myself an asshole, crusher of submission hope.

bear parade is small, and doesn't need to get any bigger. if you are already reading it, you are good. you were able to find it, and you like honest writing that is not full of shitty and cliched extended metaphors and words and phrases that have little or no actual meaning.

read politics and the english language by george orwell. apply it to all of your writing, even if it is not political.

most of the people that submit honestly to bear parade are not untalented writers.

the "bad" submissions i get are from people who send out blanket submissions to multiple publications. fuck these people.

if you are one of these people, i will not reply with anything nice or informative. fuck you, dick. you do not read the site.

bear parade publishes books. if you do not submit a book, fuck you. you do not read the site.

while i'm on my tirade, fuck you, also, people who want off the mailing list. you do not read the site.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tao Lin said...

people who email to say they want to be off a mailing list are some of the worst people alive

8:54 AM  
Blogger Mike Young said...

I don't even know if "alive" is a word they deserve.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

little bitches

5:09 PM  
Blogger Ofelia said...

I enjoyed this tirade.

5:42 PM  
Blogger heads said...

Yes, they are not good.

1:40 PM  

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