Ask the Editor: Should I pay a reading fee?

Q: I’ve noticed that some publications now charge reading fees, and I’ve heard a lot of writers say this isn’t ethical. When, if at all, is it okay to pay a reading fee? — M.K., Los Angeles A: The short answer is: Almost never. The vast majority of reputable literary magazines do not (and should …

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Ask the Editor: Voice and character

Welcome to the Ashland Creek Press blog’s Ask the Editor series! Having received quite a few questions about writing, editing, and publishing, we’ve decided to answer a few of them here, for the benefit of all. If you have a question for us, please submit it here — and we’ll post it soon afterward, along …

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Meet the Pacific Madrone: Ashland Tree of the Year 2006

Arbor Day may be still a few weeks away but here in Oregon we like to get things started early. This week is officially Arbor Week — a uniquely Oregonian tradition. In the spirit of the week, I present Ashland’s Tree of the Year from 2006 — the Pacific Madrone: The tree lives at the …

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Every meal makes a difference

Here at Ashland Creek Press, we’re delighted to participate in today’s virtual Meatout event, along with so many others who are passionate about their health, the environment, and the well-being of animals. For those unfamiliar with Meatout: It has become the world’s largest annual grassroots diet education campaign, encouraging people to explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, …

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