The Pushcarts, Luna Park Review and Online Publishing

When I first read the article by Travis Kurowksi at Luna Park Review, I thought to myself, well, that’s not going to change any time soon. Then I realized that I had a story nominated by Metazen (an online publication) for my story “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave,” and suddenly I was outraged. Typical, yeah? The more I sat with the information the more I wondered why the Pushcarts, an organization that I thought was at the cutting edge of publishing, founded by many edgy, ahead of their time authors, would turn away from writing that was online? Why does the means of delivery lessen the quality of the writing? (HINT: It doesn’t). I hope that the Pushcarts are paying attention and don’t limit their nominations to those that are at established print journals, even though they are small. There are plenty of small websites and online journals that have talented authors gracing their pages.

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2 comments on “The Pushcarts, Luna Park Review and Online Publishing

  1. David Blaine says:

    I wonder if the fact that anyone might just google the poems and stories if they’re online, as opposed to buying the anthology, has anything to do with it? Anyone know?

  2. Richard Thomas says:

    Hmmmmmm. Good point. But I can’t imagine a day where the online stories are more than half, right? Still plenty to buy, plenty that came out in print, I’d think.

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