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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NOTE: Do you "Buy" short fiction is intended to mean as an end-user, not as a publisher.  It is meant to include collections of short fiction, magazines that contain short fiction, new or used.

This is sort of a follow-up to "The Life and Times of a Startup Magazine". In addition to that, you might enjoy Jason Stoddard's recent blogpost, "What do you hate most about short science fiction?".  It's often posited that there are more writers of science fiction than there are readers.  I presume this poll will skew that direction given our user base, but I'd love to get as wide a response as possible.  And if you have other suggestions to poll on, ideas on how to split up the responses for a follow-up poll, I'd love to hear them. :)

49 votes as of 11PM, Tuesday 11/13/2007.
138 votes as off 11AM, Wednesday 11/14/2007.
171 votes as of 5PM,  Wednesday 11/14/2007.
190 votes as of 11PM, Wednesday 11/14/2007.
226 votes as of 11AM, Thursday 11/15/2007.
266 votes as of 11PM, Thursday 11/15/2007.
302 votes as of 11AM, Monday 11/19/2007.
320 votes as of 1AM, Saturday, 11/24/2007.
325 votes as of 6PM, Thursday, 12/20/2007.
326 votes as of 2PM, Thursday, 1/31/2008.

And some good discussion on Mary Robinette Kowal's blog!

If you've seen some good public discussion on this, I'd love a link!  There's been interesting stuff said in private discussions on a number of writing websites, including-but-not-limited-to scrawl, zoetrope, absolutewrite, and bksp (backspace).

- reddit, digg, facebook, stumbleupon, etc... please! ;)
posted by kaolin

2 comments; 0 subscribers

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / 21:05:56
Just added a "none of the above" option :)
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 / 05:55:24
Wow - there is alot of great feedback in that "What do you hate most about short science fiction?" link. Knocked my socks off.

Awesome poll, btw.

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