Thursday, 5 March 2009

The Little Guys

Stacey May Fowles tees up the truth about little magazines:

"Rather than asking why the government should pay for small circ mags to exist, we should ask why the views, ideas, and agendas of the mainstream are the only ones that deserve to thrive? (and by the way, the Canadian government is also paying lots more money to support more mainstream mags, but it seems like it’s easier to pick off the little guys.) If the government didn’t “pay for my hobby,” I’d be forced to read only one idea, paid for by advertising dollars, produced for the masses in the most palatable, bland form imaginable."

Read the rest here.

(Above is a poster advertising Duel, a Montreal literary magazine from the sixties.)

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