What Fictionade is about:
Basically, it’s the online fiction magazine you’ve been waiting for. We know there are great fiction magazines out there…this is the one that hits all the sweet spots:
1) We’re a Fiction Magazine valuing Writer Quality of Life We revere writers. They provide the fundamental narratives of our culture, and not just in a fiction magazine like ours. Every movie, television show, song, book or political speech is built on the words of writers. The stream of words in our lives come from the hands of these people. But for some reason, it seems like a lot of culture companies don’t feel the same way as us. Producers and directors wrest creative control of movies away from screenwriters. Song writers are often replaced with major label celebrity re-imaginings for which the original writers get very little credit or financial benefit. We encourage you to ask your nearest novelist how much they made from their first book deal, and you’ll see what we mean. And magazines…magazines are the worst. Magazines are guilty of the most nominal of pay. They also employ contracts that not only remove nearly all writer rights to publish their own work, but often, to remove legal ownership of the work from the writer. Under work-made-for-hire style contracts, writers lose creative ownership of their own work forever, and the magazine gains it. There’s something wrong with this. Fictionade promises no work-for-hire style contracts. Writers retain ownership of their work for the life of their copyright. We also promise 1/3 of all of our subscription fees go to the writers. We want to provide a decent regular pay for writers, and hopefully deliver them enough fame while they work for us so that they can continue on to even more profitable writing endeavors in the future. We do maintain exclusive publishing rights while they work at Fictionade. But if at any point they have the desire to move on to that next book deal, we wish them the best, and shortly after their contract ends we end our exclusive rights. That way they can continue to publish their own work and to continue to self-promote on their way to financial and popular success. We hope you’ll support a fiction magazine that cares about this.
2) Independent Ad-Free Publishing …Because you’re paying good money to read our fiction magazine, and ads don’t improve your experience.
3) Quality book clubs, writer clubs, and other community driven discussion of fiction and writers’ issues Check out our burgeoning little fiction magazine social board. Join us and discuss. We even have a lash fiction contest we host over there twice a month.
The only way Fictionade is going to make any of this happen is with you, gentle reader. We hope you like the idea, and that you join us. Subscribe to Fictionade here
Fictionade in the Press:
To Contact Fictionade Staff about an interview, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fictionade Provides Genuine Content and Rights to the Writers”
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May 8th – The Patch (online)
“Newark Residents Launch Fiction E-Magazine “
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