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Zasulich’s Guide to “Making It” as a writer

June 22, 2011

How you know you’ve made it: fan art, slash fiction, hate mail

  • Rule 1: you can’t write the slash fiction yourself
  • Rule 2 : you can’t do the fan art yourself
  • Rule 3 : writing yourself hate mail is okay. You really do need to work on some stuff. And you probably ARE “a gay”
7 Comments leave one →
  1. Stavrogin permalink
    June 23, 2011 12:17 pm

    I wrote the ‘hate letters’ for the first two issues of Gupter! There’s no hate like self-hate!

  2. June 24, 2011 3:15 pm

    I have received genuine hate mail.

    Nobody has written slashfic about me I don’t think.

    I once had a boy at school write complex classical music dedicated to me does that count as fan art?

    • June 24, 2011 7:47 pm

      We ran this by the committee. You are a borderline case. We will reconsider your application after you create fictional characters who can have sex with other fictional characters.

  3. June 24, 2011 3:17 pm

    Have you made it when you get published by Zizek Press? Do you have to send them hate mail/slashfic/fan art in order to achieve this?

  4. June 30, 2011 8:25 pm

    does the slashfic have to include members of Zizek Press?

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