the old issue "who will publish what's been published at fictionaut" is being discussed on the general forum now (http://www.fictionaut.com/forums/general-forum/threads/209). i'm reposting my response here - happy to discuss this, too!
"metazen will publish stuff that previously appeared on fictionaut. personally, though i think this goes for the other editors as well, we are glad that fictionaut exists because it is easier and more enjoyable to pick a text out of a live pond like fictionaut with so much energy below the surface - with author's notes, comments, contests, characters and community surrounding the text. a far cry from the purity of a dry e-mail "submission: by ". we like to know and like our authors and we like them to return, too. beginning today (with the sunday feature at http://metazen.ca/) you will see interviews with new (and old) authors on our blog, http://metazen.tumblr.com/ and more outreach activities. writing is social. not only, but social, too."
enjoy (i know i will)
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