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Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say: A Demo


From the Submissions guidelines page of an admirable small press called Tyrant Books:


"Submissions are so fucking closed you have no idea."

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  • June 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Um, that's pretty clear.  Almost made me spit out my afternoon coffee – hilarious!

    • June 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm Reply

      I found it rather refreshing, Mary.

  • June 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm Reply

    I only wish submission guidelines were this succinct and clear. {sigh}

    • June 6, 2012 at 7:44 am Reply

      I think submission guidelines ought to have a few qualifiers. Very faintly edgy. One micro-millimeter outside the lines. Original in up to three details.

      I had a magazine editor approach me, once upon a time, and say he wanted stories that break out of the expected. When I sent the story, he said, good-naturedly, “I didn’t want ART!!”

  • June 6, 2012 at 4:10 am Reply

    What Mary said. With the coffee and everything.

  • June 6, 2012 at 4:49 am Reply

    Yes, I wish it were socially acceptable to be this honest. I get in trouble for being blunt and I rarely resort to the F word! Sigh…

    • June 6, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

      The F word is so overused it almost never has any impact, I think, Mohadoha. But this time — delightfully — it did.

  • June 6, 2012 at 4:59 am Reply

    Too funny…

    • June 6, 2012 at 7:25 am Reply

      I’m glad you liked this, Brent. Always nice to see you here.

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