Remember in the old days, when dinosaurs ruled the earth and you had to pulp up a bunch of trees to print stories with a big hulking machine? And then you had to go to a store and find that story and plop down some half-crowns and buy it?
Well, no more. You can go read my story “Goodbye, Invisible Man” in Issue 46 of Storyglossia with the click of a single button. You can even read it on your smartphone or telescreen or brain shunt or whatever it is that the kids are using these days.
You can, of course, print the story out yourself and get the tactile experience that way. But think of the trees!
I should, of course, say that I do love print journals. In fact, this fall I’ll be interning with American Short Fiction, a mostly print journal with a few digital exclusives. Print is lovely. I love working with it and I hope to appear in it one day. But there’s something about digital publication that I find particularly exciting. Hypertext, you guys. Hypertext!