Date: 2014-11-06 06:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renay
I had my fill of literary short stories in high school/college! NEVER GOING BACK.

What I mean about there being no filter is that I have had very little luck following editorial choices in the past and there are no filters outside of the people involved in making a thing. I want to compare it to wanting to read a certain story, and then writing it because otherwise you'll never see it, but it's not the same as if you hadn't been involved in building it? That's the difference between taking recs of someone who has written/edited a work and someone who has only read it and liked/disliked it for me. But that's my problem there with following editors or specific magazines, because I'll like an issue and then the next three issues I'll be like "what is this?" (me, in 2012), and that tends not to happen with the reviewers I follow. Same with anthologies. So that is what I meant by filtering; sorry for being unclear! :D

I do like that there's a lot of variety in online magazines, but those paired with all the anthologies (Kickstarter is a guilty party here, good work Kickstarter!) there's just so much. I will admit here that I read super slow (cry) and short fiction is really hard for me (double cry), so I often have to make strategic choices about what I read. If I read 3 anthologies with 10 -15 stories, that's probably 6 - 7 standalone books I won't be reading.

This is the good example of how too much choice can sometimes freeze me up, too. :) Hence why finding reviewers whose tastes match mine will always feel easier to me. On the plus side, I did great a great list of anthologies out of this, and some recs from people I trust who don't review magazines but do read them, so I'm already more armed than I was before. Go team Asking for Help!
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