Here’s another thoughtful article on the practice of literary journals charging submission fees. You can find it here, at Great Writers Steal Press. I stumbled upon it via Erika Dreifus.
And here’s something I wrote about the issue a few years ago. It’s not a dead horse if it’s still kicking you in the balls.
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Thank you for sharing this. As someone who is currently considering what my “next step” as a “serious” writer should be, or at least what will work best with my budget, needs, wants and aspirations, this subject has been much on my mind and this gives me much food for thought.