Browsing All Posts filed under »civility«

Technicolor Gamut of Electoral Emotions

November 13, 2016


What angers me most is that nothing has changed in 50 years. The bigotry of then is still alive and well, and now feels like it can crawl out from underneath rocks. It's no surprise that the KKK, white supremacists, etc. have endorsed our president-elect. It's not enough for him to reject the endorsements because the endorsements speak volumes. If you don't want the endorsements, then stop promoting what these groups find acceptable.

& I’ll Cry If I Want To

December 21, 2011


In the end, an anthology constitutes a social microcosm upon a particular event.

Paying the Piper

November 12, 2011


A few weeks ago an editor of a very important (at least in my mind) literary magazine posted on the CLMP listserv asking for other editors’ thoughts on charging submission fees. That post initiated a firestorm of posts — both pro and con (and with varying degrees of emotion).

Liable for Libel

January 13, 2011


My working definition of libel is: "A published account that is untrue and does harm to a person (or entity)."

Your Money’s Worth

August 3, 2010


Knowing how hard it is to fit in getting at least one post up a week, I admire and envy Ron Silliman. His information is supremely useful. So useful I'd pay for it.

Changing of the Guard

July 23, 2010


It’s only natural when new editors take over a magazine (whether commercial or literary) that they would want to put their own stamp on it at some point. After all, magazine editors take their profession seriously and want what they publish to reflect their vision and handiwork. Since readers often take a proprietary view towards […]

Have Lawsuit, Will Travel

April 30, 2010


It used to be that getting reviewed was a stroke of luck. Who cared if the review was positive or negative?