Re: RARA-AVIS: On posting fiction here...

William Denton (
Sun, 19 Jul 1998 18:13:26 -0400 (EDT) On Sun, 19 Jul 1998, Mario Taboada wrote:

: As I was checking my mail, I notice that someone posted what seems
: to be a story to this list. What is the official policy on this?

There is none. I wasn't quite sure what that was, although it was
clear it was badly formatted, hard to read and the poster hadn't
started a new thread.

: Personally, I would prefer that the list be kept as a discussion
: forum and that authors looking for feedback on their own efforts
: direct their work elsewhere (for example, on their own web
: sites). There is something aggressive in forcing one's own stories
: on a list.

I don't really want to see people posting fiction here either.
Everyone who wants to should take a stab at writing, and many of the
subscribers probably have, but over the list's 18-month history we've
always acted as readers of published writers. I don't see any reason
to change, and I suspect most subscribers feel the same way. However,
if anyone feels strongly the other way, let me know.


William Denton | Toronto, Canada | | Caveat lector.
            "Let's keep the party polite."

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