I was trolling online magazines looking for places to do my next round of submissions -- lately I've been finding a lot of nicely formatted magazines calling for submissions to their inaugural issue, is this the fruit of the Obama-hope-phenomena? -- when I found this magazine: Artifice.
Okay, great, another well formatted start up. But then I saw their wishlist. Is this really what they want? Is it a joke? A poetic expression mocking the notion of magazines even attempting to explain what they want?
I'm not certain.
Part of me wants to write a piece called "A Basic Guide to Science" or
stories or poems that involve folding or cutting the paper on which they are printed, because those sound like really intriguing challenges. And I probably will write such things ... and probably won't submit them. I really don't want to the the one idiot that didn't get the joke.