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Excuse me, but by whom...you?
I apologize in advance for ruffling anyone's feathers, but I've never seen an article on this website that would be accepted by a literary journal. Even your pieces turn into verbose, unctuous screeds. It's gauche onanism when the "Editor in Chief" is in dire need of an editor.
This contest may at first appear generous, but I think you should be honest with yourself: this website is a blog--and a fairly bad one at that. Throwing video game money at the poor quality of submissions will only encourage incompetent writing.
Sorry you feel that way; feel free to contribute to the contest if you so wish, and thanks for reading HSM!
Seriously, name one person besides yourself who considers it a "literary journal."
I do. I read it and I enjoy doing so. I find it entertaining and informative.
I have had articles published in many magazines and also in one publication I consider to be a professional journal. As an author of non-fiction, writing magazine articles was an avocation which, much to my delight, also brought in money. The magazine articles were aimed at a broad spectrum of readers, not a specific segment of the population. And, thus, the writing level had to be kept to 8th grade reading comprehension. At least that is what the editors would tell me when I would attempt to sneak in a word like 'onanism'.
The professional journal I wrote for was The Cornell Quarterly. I refer to it as such because the articles that appear in there have to be researched, have to be aimed at a closely definined readership, and have to be at 12th grade reading comprehension level.
That said, stardust has a point: not all of the articles that appear in HSM (including some of mine) are at literary journal level. Most are by enthusiastic new writers who are learning as they go. Some, however - particularly some of the interviews appearing in the HSM Magazine issues - are as good if not better than some I have seen in other internet publications.
Stardust, however, is missing the real point: HSM is there for everyone in Home to read, not just a narrowly targeted audience. If the words 'literary journal' are so aggravating to you, then that's your constructive criticism. If you want to priove your point, however, take the challenge and write something of your own. Or, better yet, start a literary journal of your own in Home and see if anyone will read it.
A post discourse opined in revelation of HSN magazine whatever that means.
I enjoy some of the articles.
Ain't much chance I'll submit an article/story which I said in a reply in the article re the contest in the magazine itself. My reply was a story in itself.
Disclaimer (sort of): I did win one of the PSN cards for a poetry contest by said magazine which I wrote off the cuff. (It was actually a song.)
I don't read the magazine pdf version because it's too difficult for me to read the print.
Carry on, learn, have fun and opine away yay yay yay.
Considering what passes for mainstream "literary journalism" in the world today (whatever you interpret that to mean), I wouldn't be so critical of HSM. I think the publication provides what it claims to provide, nothing more, nothing less. And like any publication the opinions vary from reader to reader. I happen to like reading it on occasion. And considering that the subject matter focuses on an online service in which 70% to 90% of the members I encounter appear to be brain dead, HSM more than adequately serves it's purpose.
It's been a while since I gave my writing skills a challenge. I may just try this contest.
I see there are a lot of talented writers right here on the forums and it would be great to see your names in "print" in HSMag. Even if you don't need the PSN card, here's a chance to show case your talent. I know you have it.