This thread. Too real.
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An incomplete list of Literary Agent nightmares:
1. JOINT ACCOUNTING.
2. "Dear Agent, [BLANK] publishers is rolling out a new boilerplate and we would like to...."
3. Client's book is orphaned and the editors left are not acceptable.
4. Too many familiar faces on Frankfurt flight
twitter.com/Ginger_Clark/statu

Kind of like he was arguing with me about what he believes we should and shouldn’t publish in my magazine.

🤔😒🙄

I love it when these things come full circle, because they always do.
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@Aggy_C @pablod So in other words, you are arguing with me about what you think I'm thinking and what you believe I am doing? This is absurd. I give up. You win. Congratulations. Live long & prosper.
twitter.com/WordCowboy/status/

Further adventures in NO SHIT, SHERLOCK. Also racism.
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A new study casts doubt on the prevailing theory of President Trump’s rise: It found that fear of losing privilege, not economic anxiety, was behind his appeal. One reader's reaction: nyti.ms/2HrjmwE
twitter.com/nytimes/status/988

Friends, I’ve run out of fucks to give very quickly, this week. It’s only Tuesday!

Saying nothing is totally an option. People keep forgetting that.
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@pablod For the 1st part, I shouldn't have assumed. For the 2nd, I asked a question because your guidelines were unclear to me. You answered with emojiis I wasn't sure how to interpret. As for the 3rd, I don't even know what to say. TY for RT'ing a link with a memorable story, I guess.
twitter.com/WordCowboy/status/

Correct.

Well, except for the ‘respectable gentleman’ part.
And the part where he says he doesn’t know what I mean.
And the part where he thinks his opinion matters.

Not 100% sure what the respectable gentleman means exactly, and I wish all the best to @firesidefiction, but here's a 2010 story they'd never have published as per their guidelines I think everyone should read at least once (not for the faint of heart): http://clarkesw…
twitter.com/WordCowboy/status/

🤔😒🙄
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@pablod @sfwa So, eh, violence against straight white men is okay? Why not just say you're not accepting stories that "depict sensationalized violence" against people or animals? :( Good luck with the submissions! Magazine looks nice at a glance, and kudos on the rates.
twitter.com/WordCowboy/status/

Alternately, vote every single scumbag who takes money from the @nra out of office. Or both! We can do both these things!
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How to destroy an AR-15 boingboing.net/2018/04/23/how-
twitter.com/doctorow/status/98

And we pay 12.5 cents per word—one of the best rates in the field, and more than twice the base @sfwa@twitter.com qualifying rate.
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IT IS TIME 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Check out our submission guidelines and share your story today!

firesidefiction.com/about/#sub
twitter.com/FiresideFiction/st

Having a waterproof phone is much more if a game changer than I expected it to be. A non-trivial number of my emails (and tweets!) come from the steam room at the gym after swimming, these days.

Have we mentioned that each illustration will be a full-color, triple gatefold, pull-out mini poster?
Well, now you know.
The only way to get your hands on them is by subscribing to Fireside Quarterly:
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Over on our @drip account we’ve announced the Artist Roster for the first issue of Fireside Quarterly!

Check it out, these artists are 🔥🔥🔥!

d.rip/fireside/posts/RHJvcFBvc==
twitter.com/FiresideFiction/st

As always, Andrea comes correct with some really useful ways of thinking about this stuff—her ‘scripts’ framework is really compelling. Check it out.
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This week, a double dose of Fireside with an essay from @andrhia about the work that needs doing in the wake of .

🔥🔥🔥

firesidefiction.com/
twitter.com/FiresideFiction/st

I’ve been having so much fun working with @tragicsunshine@twitter.com, @charisloke@twitter.com, and @lokhelle@twitter.com — I can’t wait to share their work with you.
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Over on our @drip account we’ve announced the Artist Roster for the first issue of Fireside Quarterly!

Check it out, these artists are 🔥🔥🔥!

d.rip/fireside/posts/RHJvcFBvc==
twitter.com/FiresideFiction/st

This story is sublime, and the artwork is such a good fit.
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“People grieved over so many things, the Undertaker mused. A failed marriage. Loss of a job. But the loss of a child always hit the keenest.”

This week from Fireside - a sharp short story by @TboneJenkins with a haunting illustration by @DawidPlaneta.

firesidefiction.com/
twitter.com/FiresideFiction/st

This is all we need today.
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And that's the story of how I met your grandfather, faked my own death, and discovered that my friend liked getting fucked out of windows by my name.
twitter.com/gaileyfrey/status/

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