December 28, 2017 4:23 PM   Subscribe

But questions must be asked: What constitutes someone being “grabbed” in their attention? What is the editor’s “subjective tastes” that bar them from not liking a piece enough? Who is this “us” and “we” who are not looking for a piece at the moment? My essay probably didn’t appeal to these folks for whatever reason. Fair enough. The subjective, though, is the personal, and the personal is always connected to the body which produces subjective tastes. Our tastes are not created in a void.
- Marcos Santiago Gonsalez
posted by the man of twists and turns (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
But questions must be asked: What constitutes someone being “grabbed”

I’m guessing I’m not the only one who completed this sentence very differently in their mind.
posted by wotsac at 4:55 PM on December 28 [3 favorites]


Afternoon Delight
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:05 PM on December 28 [4 favorites]

This essay is brilliant. Thanks for posting it.
posted by medusa at 7:54 PM on December 28

The dread editors note online about having to go through slush piles is the dread of having to fish through content that appears in many shades of white.
posted by oheso at 7:54 PM on December 28

In other news, The Dread Editors is my new band name ..
posted by oheso at 7:55 PM on December 28 [2 favorites]

Oh God the whole "It's not what we're looking for". I get the job-application version of that a lot and it's never helpful. I did everything you asked! What is it that I don't have?

(Usually? A name sounding White enough to convince them that I can indeed speak English.)
posted by divabat at 9:15 PM on December 28 [1 favorite]

The internet was supposed to dethrone the dread editors, wasn’t it?
posted by Segundus at 12:06 AM on December 29 [1 favorite]

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