This is a guest post by Brandon H. Bell, editor of Fantastique Unfettered, which he publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike license. In this post he explains why. We're running it not because we agree with everything in it, but because we agree so strongly with his main points: that releasing works under freedom-friendly terms is compatible with profitability and helps deserving works avoid obscurity. It's great to see a small press fully embrace this. The rest is by Brandon H. Bell...
Hail Caesar: Creative Commons and the Small Press
"It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking."
- Write story
- Get said story published
- Profit! Karma!
I believe short fiction is important. The small press magazine I edit (Fantastique Unfettered, aka FU) uses a Creative Commons license, CC-BY-SA, for reasons related to this view, and in service to the dual end-goals of money and karma on behalf of the writers we publish.