So you want to start a horror magazine…

Ugh.  This irks me more and more every goddamn time I see it.  Every few months or so, somebody decides they’re going to start a magazine featuring horror fiction.  Once in a great while, somebody gets it right.  They offer professional rates, professional production values, and professional editorial services.

The other ninety percent, however…

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So this guy Ken doesn’t feel like paying his writers a decent rate.  Instead, he’ll toss down $1000 for an artist to provide a cover and what will probably be spot illustrations.

But he wants to be treated as a professional.

Riiiiight.

Here’s a hint, ladies and gentlemen who want to create a genre market: if you cannot afford to provide pro rates, production values, and editorial across the board, then you are not ready to open a market. Come back when you are ready.  Maybe then you won’t annoy me so goddamn much.