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Monday, April 02, 2012

A BCS-style Rating for Short Story Publications Ranks Magazines, Quarterlies

The Bowl Games here being inclusion in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prizes and PEN/O.Henry Awards, the Barlow Literary Agency (who dat?) has come up with the following:

http://www.barlowliterary.com/?p=172

Unfortunately, this will likely cause the magazines here, already overburdened with submissions, impossible to crack for new authors.

I also think the sampling will turn out to be so random as to be meaningless or obvious to the point of meaninglessness.

But still, why not enjoy it for what it is?