Ezines VS Print Magazines...Any Preference?

I ask this of just about all the writers I meet and I was wondering what the people here will say? Do you prefer one over the other? Why? Which format brings the most recognition and the most feedback? Does the more common "non-paying" status affect your decision on who to submit to? Does the networking possbilities of ezines add weight to your decision? Do readers feel there is a difference in status between the 2 formats? Any gripes about either styles of publication? These are all questions that alot of emerging writers want to ask writers who have already been out there a bit. Who have garnered much more experience in the trenches. It's a tough decision, finding the right publisher for your short stories! Hope you don't mind the brain-picking!

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Comment by DADavenport on April 16, 2007 at 2:03pm
I like them, Kev. And I've read Spinetingler online for sometime now. It's top drawer, and if you and Sandra don't watch yourselves, I may very well submit to you guys one day. By the way, I must thank you for the kind comments you made about one of the flash pieces I did on FITG. I believe it was One on One, a story about a liquor store robbery. Thanks, the feedback I got from the folks there was one of the reasons I keep writing!
Comment by Evil Kev on April 15, 2007 at 3:18pm
The Crime Zine Report linked on the front page has a number of Ezine that publish in this genre.

The one big advantage with an Ezine over print is if a publisher or agent is curious about your work, it is much easier to check out a website than attempt to locate a back issue of a print magazine.
Comment by DADavenport on March 13, 2007 at 2:57pm
Thanks! The insight is just what I am searching for. As for Ezines, I am considering several for some pieces I have written. I am leaning towards ones with powerhouse talent behind them and a reputation for featuring quality writing.
Building the resume is a main importance for me as well. Money and fame is a distant dream; recognition and respect have a much stronger hold over me right now. Earn those two things and you have gained all you need, whether you suddenly find the other things or not.
Comment by Sandra Ruttan on March 13, 2007 at 11:35am
It's all about agenda. If your goal as a writer is to get a few publishing credits to support a manuscript proposal to agents/publishers you can often get a quicker turnaround with ezines. And you don't have to pay to submit the work and include an SASE in order to get an answer back.

Some ezines have established credibility. Our biggest external referring site on a regular basis is Miss Snark.

Print credits are nice, though. Money's nice, but not something I worry about as much at the moment. You build up the resume by getting a wide range of publishing credits you have a better chance getting in elsewhere, and the paying markets are limited.

As a reader, sure I prefer printed. But if I can read an ezine for free I might try it out. In our case, many people asked for a print purchase version because they were printing it out themselves. We make essentially nothing off of it, but it keeps them happy.
Comment by Keith Snyder on March 13, 2007 at 8:45am
As a reader, I vastly prefer print. It's much higher-resolution and less buggy.

As a writer, I vastly prefer pay.
Comment by Patricia Abbott on March 12, 2007 at 11:26pm
One is nice for grabbing a quick look at work, (I don't bother bringing a book to read at lunch time now); the other is nice for enjoying with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Probably they will eventually all be online and the question will be moot.

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