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Conlang Journal plan

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Monday, July 28, 2008, 20:53
Re. the journal, I'd suggest that whoever is closest to Harrison
should talk to him, and propose that we could collaborate.

What we can help with:
* paying for upfront costs so it's not out of pocket
* nonprofit-rate journal shipping (significantly cheaper than standard
rate, even book rate)
* membership-linked subscriptions, so that there's a known
subscribership (and thus that one can produce larger amounts at once -
a cost savings plus an incentive to continue the work)
* people to help with graphics (e.g. Paul S., who did our seal),
editing (e.g. the 2-3 other people who were interested in starting a
journal), content, etc.
* more diverse and quantiful content because we can serve as a way to
focus the entire community's attention on one quality journal, so it's
not just a burden on him (as has been the case with EVERY attempt
previously, and caused each to die when the original editor ran out of
* perhaps e.g. one annual issue free with membership, the rest at a
membership-discounted subscription price
* print-preferred publishing - e.g. have print issues come out first,
then three months later come out with the PDF versions. Whether to
make the PDF be in snipped form for non-subscribers is a tough choice
again, and I'm 50-50 on that.
* permanent, easily found webhosting

His concerns will be:
* censorship of content by The Man (us / ?me)
* diversity & originality of content - viz the previous 'LCC =
WalMart' conversation
* print superiority (with which I'm actually inclined to agree, so
long as alternate forms are also available)

I'd like us to get this actually started soon. Suggestions for a
specific plan of action?

- Sai


Sai Emrys <sai@...>