I don’t know what it is but lately, I’m attracting the worst kind of people.
I recently applied for a writing position (unpaid of course) via Craigslist on a site called “Inglourious Fiction”. The online magazine caters towards “geek” culture and consists mostly of film, book, television, and comic reviews. While the editors did warn us about their political views (which are as liberal as they come) in case we wanted to follow them on Facebook, I didn’t think it would be an issue. I mean after all, how political can manga and Batman get?
But boy was I wrong.
In case you missed it my last post on here, regarding the recent Facebook egg-freezing issue, was originally written for Inglourious Fiction. I received permission to write it so I was incredibly surprised at the hostile notes I received on my draft.
I was outright called an ageist, simply for suggesting that its far better for women to have their children in their 20s and 30s. To be honest I was unaware this could be considered so incredibly offensive (my mother had me at 40 and I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with that).
But I didn’t feel it was worth a fight so I decided to scrap the article and post it here instead.
I then submitted a review of the Daniele Radcliffe film “Horns”, which was again met with some rather hostile editing suggestions. But I once again complied and rewrote it.
Now according to their “guidelines”, the editors are required to review an article twice before deciding it should not be published. My second draft was never even looked at. I instead received an email suggesting that we “part amicably”.
Now as they broke their own rules I can’t help but think this is due to the opinions I expressed which they find fault with. They even alluded to this blog, which suggests they have a problem with some of the things I’ve written on here.
I cannot believe the lack of professionalism with these editors. I urge you all to beware of this site.