Posted by JCJoe on February 04, 2012 at 18:05:37:
In Reply to: comment - Why are there no author bios? posted by LO on February 04, 2012 at 11:55:53:
: I'm curious about why there are no author bios as is usual for literary magazines.
It explains that in the submission guidelines. It says "once a story or poem is published, it no longer 'belongs' to the author but to the reader."
I think it has to do with the structuralist ethic that the writing exists only in the interaction between story and reader. In other words, I think they want us to read the stories and poems without our reaction being colored by knowledge of the author or by the author's reputation.
If you want to know more about the authors, you can Google them. I did that and it turns out most of them are quite well known. Some of them are university professors of creative writing at major universities.
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