One man's opinion ... some good music-related articles and many over-wraught fiction and poetry
pieces. The music issue is very intellectual and "curated," which takes some of the soul out of
everything, and the magazine has a very distinct English Major/semi-academic feel to it. Also, way
too much first-person (why do young writers insist on inserting themselves in everything? why can't
they get out of the way and let their subjects speak for themselves?). If that's your thing, then it
does it well. I prefer more earthiness, brevity and soul with my arts. The "curated" CDs with the
music issue are quite good, in my experience. Sometimes they go obscure for obscurity's sake, but
that's outweighed by the many fine selections included. Some of the CDs don't seem to be authored to
standard Red Book rules, and this don't work in certain players and CDROM drives.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oxford American Music issue with CD
It is common in the rag mag biz to offer two years for a bit of discount. My Science Fiction subs
were similar (4 monthlies) But they still send out renewal notices. If you re-sub for 2 years each
year, eventually you’ll have a lifetime sub!
I have not heard of Oxford American before. What’s it like? Says they are a literary, but is that
stories, reviews, or non fiction? I looked at some articles and saw a few typos, oddly.
On Nov 16, 2015, at 9:05 AM, Arthur Gaer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I signed up for the two year subscription a few weeks ago. I suspect that it's to the benefit of
> the Oxford American to be able to guarantee higher subscriber numbers to their advertisers for two
> years rather than one. As well as saving on sending out renewal notices and the like.