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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    The Truth Magazine

    http://www.thetruthmagazine.com

    I checked this site out and they don't pay. They want you to help them build a magazine. Give me a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiCarlyle
    http://www.thetruthmagazine.com

    I checked this site out and they don't pay. They want you to help them build a magazine. Give me a break!
    Apparently they don't pay for web site design either.
    --Roger J. Carlson

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    Omigod, How awful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger J Carlson
    Apparently they don't pay for web site design either.
    HA HA HA

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    From their website:

    All contents of this website are copyrighted by The Truth Magazine or it's authors.
    Someone get them an editor stat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B
    Someone get them an editor stat!
    Beep... beep... beep... flatline!

    They also have text that says "The best new fiction straight from our writer's hearts..." Does that mean there's only one of them?

    But then, I don't hold out much hope for a site that whines "There must be an alternative to the formulaic literature being produced nowadays." Often, that translates to a couple of possibilities:

    1) Waah, I can't write interesting stories, so I will convince myself that people who can write them must be hacks.

    and

    2) Waah, I hate stories with (ewwww) plots. I want to read and support really cool hip stuff with experimental writing techniques, no plots, and characters nobody can relate to. That's odd. Why doesn't anyone want to pay for my magazine?
    Last edited by AnneMarble; 05-02-2005 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Because I can't spel either
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    Maybe the design is a, um, statement on... jeez.

    No, it's just awful.

    Random capitalizations, misused apostrophes, missing punctuation.

    They seem to be pretty honest about the whole "not paying anything" thing, even if it does take the site owner three sentences under "What We Pay" to get to it.

    The big 'red flag' for me is that there doesn't seem to be any advertising going on -- how is anyone going to find this magazine? And how does the site owner plan on getting any money for it or to build any kind of readership?

    If it were a forum to display works for publicity or prestige (or, heck, just to showcase personal works or friends' works), I could see potential, but as a commercial venture, I don't see much future for it.
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    When Picasso paints a canvas using only blue, you can still tell that he knows what he’s doing with color. When I paint a canvas using only blue, you will be quite certain from the result that it’s because I have no clue what to do with red or yellow—and you won’t be too sure I’ve got a grip on blue, either. Learn all the colors; then choose whichever seems right at the moment. Master the whole craft. ~ Keith Snyder

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    Still non-paying, but they've cleaned up their act site considerably.
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    Site's down ... the last Google cache (12/30) has it reading
    Hey all, having some issues with the mag right now, so we are taking a break and will be returning for the May issue. Look for it May 1st!

    -The Eds
    We'll see if it returns.
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    It did not.
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