Some particularly gag-inducing lines:
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all writers are NOT treated equal; that some are undeservedly endowed by their university or publishing house with a certain level of haughty privilege; and that in the literary world we are entitled to a Byline, Publication and pursuit of an Audience.
This small press is in direct opposition to the mentality of our current cultural climate, both in the mainstream world of slick televised “reality” and pop music made by machines with pre-disintegrated The Tyrant’s Foe, The People’s Friend.components, easily sold and easily reproduced ad nauseam, to the large press of university magazines staffed by editors publishing grant recipients, workshop geniuses and other university magazine editor’s obscure verse designed to puzzle and stymie the very people poetry is supposed to affect most.
Meanwhile, their daddies cough up another $40,000 in tuition a year while they suffer for their art.
Added bonus: More puking:
fringeLIT is an online literary journal devoted to up and coming writers with vision and skill. We publish work demonstrating raw energy and timelessness. We want work that is alive. This is a venue for serious writers frustrated with the tastes of the academic literary establishment.
I know one of the guys who regularly writes for this publication — I went to college with him. He started a year after me and is now close to going on his sixth year. His parents pay his tuition and he takes all of 12 credits a semester and then complains to everyone he knows about how hard school is.
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